Located at the head of picturesque Alberni Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Catalyst Port Alberni Mill is the single largest employer in the community. Commissioned in 1946, Port Alberni was the first British Columbia mill to integrate residuals from sawmills. Committed to environmental sustainability, 95% of Port Alberni’s energy comes from renewable sources with an 88% reduction in greenhouse gases since 1990. The Paper Excellence Catalyst Port Alberni Mill is a leading producer of telephone directory, lightweight coated, and specialty papers for publishers, commercial printers and converters throughout North America, South America and Asia.
ISO 14001 environmental management system certified
310 full time employees
West coast’s largest coated paper machine
State of the art mechanical pulping, utility island and waste water treatment
Directory and coated papers: 336,000 tonnes per year
Coastal BC fibre supply dominated by sawmill residual chips and pulp logs