“We are pleased to welcome Mondi Group to Alberta and Canada. This pulp mill in Hinton marks the company’s entry into the Canadian market, which is a clear vote of confidence for our vibrant and resilient economy.

“Alberta’s forestry sector is an important job creator and a vital part of a strong economy. The forest manufacturing industry alone employs about 20,000 people and has attracted an estimated $7 billion in investments to our province over the past decade. 

“That number continues to grow, thanks to Mondi’s investment. As the newest company to recognize their potential for growth and success in Alberta, they are also opening the door to success for Alberta workers and families by creating 120 permanent and construction jobs in the Hinton area.

“When we talk about continuing to diversify our economy, we’re talking about opportunities that exist in every industry and in every area of our beautiful province. Mondi’s investment in Hinton is proof that Alberta remains open for business.

“Our investment-friendly policies, competitive corporate tax rate and highly educated workforce continue to draw in world-class companies that can feel confident about spending their money here. Alberta is the economic and job creation engine of Canada and we will do everything we can to maintain that position for decades to come.”