1970s - 80s
- Tembec acquires Temiscaming, Québec pulp mill from a large multinational and the company is born in 1972.
- Frank A. Dottori becomes President in 1979.
- Tembec acquires mills and related operations in Ontario, Québec, B.C. and the U.S. throughout the 90s.
- Tembec is recognized by the Rainforest Alliance as a Corporate Sustainable Standard Setter in 1994.
- Tembec goes global and acquires Tartas, France mill in 1999.
- Tembec is the first public company in Canada to make the commitment to use standards developed by the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and seek certification on all its forestlands, in 2001.
- Tembec is awarded FSC certification for nearly three million acres of the forest it manages in 2005.
- President and CEO James Lopez takes the helm in 2006.
- Tembec receives prestigious FSC Winds of Change Award in 2007.
- Tembec begins major restructuring in 2007 and completes recapitalization process in 2008.
- Tembec achieves FSC forest management certification on its directly managed forestlands as well as Chain of Custody Certification in 2008 (COC guarantees a product with the FSC label can be tracked back to an FSC certified source).
- Tembec begins to reshape itself by divesting non-core assets in 2008-2009 period.
- Tembec continues to divest non-core assets, and focus on its core lumber, pulp, paper and specialty cellulose businesses.
- Tembec announces a capital investment plan exceeding half a billion dollars, focused on green energy projects and cost and productivity improvements, in late 2011.
- Tembec begins construction on Phase 1 of a major investment project that will make Temiscaming one of our industry’s lowest-cost manufacturing facilities.
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