Fonds 2012.05 - Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited fonds

Chip Handling diagram Simplified Pulp Process Flow Sheet Valley Beater Results at 400 C.S.F. on Commercial Samples of Market Pulp chart Mill Layout: Skeena Kraft and Prince Rupert Pulp Division of Columbia Cellulose Perspective View: Skeena Kraft and Prince Rupert Pulp Division of Columbia Cellulose Aerial view of Columbia Cellulose Sulphite mill and Skeena Kraft mill Skeena Kraft mill at night Sample bales of Skeena Kraft bleached pulp shown by Jan Thompson Aerial view of chip distribution system Colby 70-ton bridge crane lifting logs Power Group Skeena Kraft Pulping Group Bleachery and Washing--Pulping Group Blow tanks for two Kamyr digesters Digesters--Pulping Group Recausticizing Plant and Lime Kiln Filter Plant and Lime Kiln Skeena Kraft Recovery and Recausticizing Layout Process Flow Chart Five huge IMPCO washers 240-inch cantilevered fourdrinier in the Skeena Kraft mill Flakt drier at the Skeena Kraft mill Location & Watershed Map Dam on Diana Lake Workmen place last steel plates of Kamyr continuous digester Skeena Kraft mill in early stages of construction Loading prime Skeena bleached kraft pulp in bales Bundles of pulp bales loaded onto a ship Aerial view of Prince Rupert Map of area covered by Tree Farm Licences no. 1 and no. 40 for Columbia Cellulose and Skeena Kraft First Nations boom crews River crewman clearing boom of debris Double trailer delivering log load British Columbia Status of Sustained-Yield Forestry Programme as at 31 December 1962 "Prince Rupert Pulp Division" Aerial View "Celgar Pulp and Lumber Divisions" Log raft guided through log boom by a boom boat and workman Celgar Pulp and Lumber Divisions Workman with stack of lumber Over-running crane loading or unloading pulp bales onto or from a ship Fully loaded logging truck with two trailers Two fully loaded logging truck trailers hitched together Close-up of two fully loaded logging truck trailers hitched together

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Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited fonds

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2012.05

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  • 1959-1970 (Creation)
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    Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited

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  • 13 cm of textual records
  • 28 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
  • 12 technical drawings ; 25.3 x 20.6 cm
  • 4 maps ; 106.7 x 71 cm and smaller.

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(1946-1973)

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The Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited was established under the name Port Edward Development Company, Limited in 1946 by the Celanese Corporation of America to produce high alpha wood pulp. The name was changed to the Port Edward Cellulose Company, Limited in 1947 and was finally changed to the present name in 1948. The first mill was constructed at Prince Rupert after the company was granted Tree Farm Licence (TFL) No. 1 in 1948. Celgar Development Company (more commonly known as Celgar Limited), a subsidiary of Columbia Cellulose, purchased three sawmill operations in the Arrow Lakes region at Nakusp and Castlegar in the early 1950s. The sawmills at Castlegar were transformed into an updated sawmill, a kraft mill, and a pulp mill. Columbia Cellulose was granted TFL No. 23 in July, 1955 and Nakusp was the headquarters for the woods operations in the interior with the Arrow Lakes system and tributary rivers providing waterways for booming and towing to the mills at Castlegar. The Columbia Cellulose Company added Prince Rupert Construction Limited (incorporated 1954) as a subsidiary in 1958 along with Skeena Logging Equipment Limited that same year. More mills in the interior were opened and in 1964 Columbia Cellulose began working with Svenka Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, a large Swedish manufacturer of forest products in the province, to build Skeena Kraft Limited. Skeena Kraft Limited was granted TFL No. 40 and Skeena Kraft headquartered its operations in Terrace. In 1965, Columbia Cellulose bought Calum Lumber Limited in Prince Rupert and acquired Columbia Pulp Sales Limited within the next two years. The declining Columbia Cellulose Company was taken over by the government of British Columbia in 1973 and was the basis for a new company: Canadian Cellulose Company, Limited. The name was changed again in 1981 to BC Timber Ltd.

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Fonds consists of documents providing information on the Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited covering the period of 1959-1970. These documents detail the company’s history, historical and geographical context, and plans for the future. Files often include photographs, maps, and technical drawings of the mills.

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  • English
  • Swedish

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Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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Prince Rupert City & Regional Archives: 2005.009 Columbia Cellulose Company Limited fonds, Record ID: 2031 https://www.princerupertarchives.ca/search/?searchRecordID=2031

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