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Project - New Richmond, Quebec

Location: New Richmond, Quebec
Project Type: Brownfield Redevelopment
Size: 225 Acres
Property Origin: Smurfit-Stone Mill

Redevelopment Plan & Progress

SSPM New Richmond, L.P., an affiliate of GIGI, purchased the former Smurfit-Stone paper mill in New Richmond, QC in January 2010. The New Richmond site was the third Smurfit-Stone plant purchased in Canada by GIGI.

GIGI’s initial investment in the New Richmond facility was in excess of $3 million. Phase I, which is expected to begin mid 2010 and be completed by mid 2011, will include clean up, remediation, reconfiguration and reorganization of the site. Development plans for the site are currently being formulated as the clean up process is underway. Phase I will cost approximately $15 million (US) and will create opportunities for local businesses specializing in construction, renovation and repair.

Phase II of development, specifically the redevelopment and repopulation of the site, will begin upon completion and approval of remediation and planning efforts.