ABOUT
ALBERTA NEWSPRINT COMPANY (ANC) AT A GLANCE

Alberta’s first and only paper mill, Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC), is a joint venture of The Stern Group (Whitecourt Newsprint Company Limited Partnership) and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

With a strong commitment to excellence shared by every member of the team, ANC supplies companies worldwide with high quality, cost effective and socially responsible newsprint.

ALBERTA’S FIRST
AND ONLY PAPER MILL
FIRST PRODUCTION
AUGUST, 1990
211 EMPLOYEES
PART OF ALBERTA’S
54,000 EMPLOYEE
FOREST INDUSTRY
PAPER MACHINE
BASIS WEIGHTS:
43.0, 45.0 & 48.8 GM/SQ METRE
WIDTH OF PAPER MACHINE
8.4 METRES (330 INCHES)
PAPER MACHINE SPEED
1540 METRES/MINUTE
POWER REQUIREMENTS
UP TO 125MW
TONNES PER DAY
747 METRIC TONNES
FORESTCARE CERTIFIED
FORESTRY & MILL OPERATIONS
STATE OF THE ART
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
TIED FOR #1
FOREST PRODUCTS
ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

EFFLUENT QUALITY - 2000
TMP REFINERS:
3 LINES (PRIMARY & SECONDARY)
1 REJECT REFINER (METSO CD70 REFINERS)
ALBERTA NEWSPRINT COMPANY (ANC) AT A GLANCE

Alberta’s first and only paper mill, Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC), is a joint venture of The Stern Group (Whitecourt Newsprint Company Limited Partnership) and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

With a strong commitment to excellence shared by every member of the team, ANC supplies companies worldwide with high quality, cost effective and socially responsible newsprint.

ALBERTA’S FIRST
AND ONLY PAPER MILL
FIRST PRODUCTION
AUGUST, 1990
211 EMPLOYEES
PART OF ALBERTA’S
54,000 EMPLOYEE
FOREST INDUSTRY
PAPER MACHINE
BASIS WEIGHTS:
43.0, 45.0 & 48.8 GM/SQ METRE
WIDTH OF PAPER MACHINE
8.4 METRES (330 INCHES)
PAPER MACHINE SPEED
1540 METRES/MINUTE
POWER REQUIREMENTS
UP TO 125MW
TONNES PER DAY
747 METRIC TONNES
FORESTCARE CERTIFIED
FORESTRY & MILL OPERATIONS
STATE OF THE ART
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
TIED FOR #1
FOREST PRODUCTS
ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

EFFLUENT QUALITY - 2000
TMP REFINERS:
3 LINES (PRIMARY & SECONDARY)
1 REJECT REFINER (METSO CD70 REFINERS)
MISSION STATEMENT

"We will consistently provide our customers with the best newsprint and other products and services by working together as an efficient, safe and publicly responsible team."

OUR VISION

Sustain our success while empowered to grow, diversify and prosper.

OUR GOAL

By year 2018 have a portfolio that contains 5 thriving businesses.

OUR VALUES
RESPECT
We treat others as we would like to be treated.
TRUST
We count on one another.
TEAM WORK
We work together towards a common goal.
INTEGRITY
We do what we say.
INNOVATION
We make what is possible real.
OUR PEOPLE

It's the people at ANC that make all the difference. We planned it that way by recruiting people with old fashioned common sense and values; people with the desire to excel at whatever they do. We scrapped narrow job classifications, encouraging team members to develop multiple skills and handle wide-ranging tasks. Our work environment is one in which team members are expected to ask questions, share information, and to look for better ways of doing things. Through this participatory style of management, we have built an outstanding team, totally committed to quality in every aspect of our business. We believe our people oriented approach to management, based on common sense and the free exchange of information, is the key to efficiency, quality, productivity, and job satisfaction.

At the core of the operation are some of the best and most experienced pulp and papermakers in the industry. They provided the expertise for our in-house training programs. Many of our team members came to us from other industries, such as petroleum, mining, and nuclear power. Their diverse backgrounds and problem-solving skills have helped us to develop a fresh, innovative approach to an old industry. Together, we make an unbeatable team. Just ask our customers.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
SAFETY
ANC is committed to working towards a safe and accident free work environment.
EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION & WELLNESS
ANC is committed to continually developing a productive workplace where people feel they are trusted, respected and valued.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
ANC will strive to be every customers first choice.
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
ANC will be the lowest cost producer in North America.
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
ANC will manage its mill and forestry operations to be in total compliance with operating licenses and will continually improve its environmental performance.
PRODUCTION
ANC will meet or exceed budgeted production.
INNOVATIVE/DYNAMIC/
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
ANC will continually seek and respond to opportunities to grow both our business and our people.
CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
ANC will be trusted to act responsibly with our resources, environment, community and business relationships.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Alberta Newsprint Company has positioned itself as the leading producer of superior quality newsprint. Its success is due, in large part, to the team approach we take and to the commitment to excellence shared by every member of the team. Every team member accepts responsibility not only for their own job, but also for the overall success of the Company. The effect is very much a positive one; we continue to find new ways to improve our product, our operational efficiencies, our service to customers, safety and environmental performance. Our Whitecourt mill is a concrete example of what can happen when you bring talented people together in an open, creative, and cooperative work environment. It is a great privilege for me to be a part of ANC.

Ronald N. Stern,
President and CEO