Located in the beautiful East Kootenay region of British Columbia, Skookumchuck Pulp Incorporated produces premium-grade softwood pulp.
At Skookumchuck Pulp, we firmly believe that success is achieved through collaboration, positive management, continual improvement and re-enforcement of best practices.
By these standards, we seek to continually improve environmental performance by setting, reviewing and updating environmental goals.
We are a proud employer, committed to conducting business in a manner that protects the environment, conserves resources, reduces our environmental footprint and ensures sustainable development.
Skookumchuck produces 650 metric tonnes per day of premium grade softwood pulp for markets in North America and Asia, where it is used to make quality paper products. It currently employs 290 employees.
Opened in 1968 by Crestbrook Forest Industries, the mill was acquired by Tembec Inc. in 1999. Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corp purchased the mill from Tembec in 2013.
Paper Excellence Group is a privately owned group of companies in the pulp and paper industry. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, the Group has close to 2 million tonnes of pulp production capacity, 550,000 tonnes of paper production capacity through 4 mills (5 with this acquisition) in Canada, 2 mills in France and 1 mill in Germany. Paper Excellence mills are strategically located in close proximity to ports, which keeps its distribution costs low.
Skookumchuck is a word derived from First Nations languages and means “strong water.”
Skookumchuck Pulp Mill Inc. is located approximately 35 minutes outside of the Cranbrook and Kimberley area, where many employees and their families reside. Skookumchuck produces 800 metric tonnes per day of premium grade softwood pulp for markets in North America and Asia, where it is used to make quality paper products. Skookumchuck currently employs 290 employees.
Opened in 1968 by Crestbrook Forest Industries, Skookumchuck Pulp was acquired by Tembec Inc. in 1999. Paper Excellence Canada purchased Skookumchuck Pulp from Tembec in 2013.
On August 29, 2018 Skookumchuck Pulp Mill current and retired employees along with Paper Excellence executives celebrated the Kraft Pulp mill’s 50th Anniversary. With the continued investment of both Paper Excellence and Skookumchuck employees, the mill has a bright future for decades to come!
Skookumchuck Pulp Inc.
4501 Farstad Way
PO Box 4000