Rayonier Advanced Materials restarts operations after Hurricane Irma in the US

Rayonier Advanced Materials announced the beginning of restart of core systems at its Fernandina Beach, Fla. and Jesup, Ga. facilities on September 12, 2017. According to the announcement, the company expects operations to be running at full production capacity by the weekend.

Paul G. Boynton, Chairman, CEO and President, commented:

“I am proud of the way that our team safely managed the impact of this historic storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with those that were impacted by Hurricane Irma. We look forward to being back on line later this week serving all of our customers.”

The company is coordinating with suppliers and logistic partners to help ensure a safe and efficient restart of operations with minimal customer disruption.

The company announced a temporary suspension of operations beginning September 8, 2017.

Earlier Rayonier Advanced Materials -Tembec acquisition got approved by the Competition Bureau of Canada.

About Rayonier Advanced Materials:

The company is the leading global supplier of high-purity, cellulose specialties natural polymers for the chemical industry. It engineers natural polymeric chemical chains to create dozens of customized high-purity performance fibers at its plants in Florida and Georgia. The company’s facilities can produce up to 675,000 metric tons of cellulose specialties products annually for use in a wide range of industrial and consumer products such as filters, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Upon completion of the previously announced strategic realignment of assets in Jesup, the company’s facilities will have the capacity to produce approximately 485,000 tons of cellulose specialties and approximately 245,000 tons of commodity products.

Source: Woodbizforum