International Paper will divest three containerboard mills in California and Tennessee as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over the acquisition of Temple-Inland. The three mills have a combined containerboard production capacity of 970,000 tons. The agreement calls for the sale of the mills within four months, with the possibility of two 30-day extensions.
Meanwhile, the president and CEO of Fibrek Inc. has endorsed a takeover offer from Mercer International Inc. Fibrek suitor Resolute Forest Products responded by upping its previous offer for the company. Along with a paper mill in Quebec, Fibrek operates two recycled pulp mills in Michigan and West Virginia.
Fibrek also has announced five weeks of downtime at its Fairmont, W. Va. mill.
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