Our Facilities

We operate five mills. Three are located in the British Columbia coastal communities of Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River, and all are in close proximity to our corporate headquarters in Richmond, and to our Surrey Distribution Centre, both of which are located in Metro Vancouver. We operate two mills in the United States, one in Biron, Wisconsin and one in Rumford, Maine.

Crofton is located in a vibrant area on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley, near Duncan. With two paper machines producing directory and newsprint, and a kraft pulp operation, it employs some 578 people.

Port Alberni is located at the head of picturesque Alberni Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. With two paper machines producing coated specialty papers and directory, it employs some 324 people.

Powell River Division, located on the mainland coast of British Columbia, is a leading producer of high-quality uncoated mechanical specialty papers. With three paper machines producing diverse grades, it employs some 441 people

Biron Division is strategically located in Wisconsin Rapids, first established in 1892 to harness hydro energy from the Wisconsin River. With two paper machines producing coated groundwood papers, it employs some 425 people.

Rumford Division is located in the western region of Maine, was established in 1901, and remains a major employer in the state’s region. It produces coated one- and two-sided paper, including paper commonly used in food and beverage packaging. It employs some 640 people.

Our corporate headquarters are in Richmond, BC (Metro Vancouver) where some 133 people perform diverse executive, administrative, sales and support functions.

Centrally located in Surrey, BC, our fast-paced distribution centre provides distribution, transloading and warehouse services for both Catalyst and other manufacturers. The approximately 88 employees here are capable of handling a wide variety of goods, including heavy product such as pulp and paper.