territory, stretching from Manitoba to

Newfoundland. In the United States, Voith

Voith Paper

does business with paper mills in Maine,

Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania

and New York.

on a roll in

One of its most important clients is

Cascades in Lachute. “One sectorwhere the

demand for products has increased is the


facial tissue market,” relates Chaîné.


machine rolls, considering the investment,




brand new.

“By having us recover the rolls, our


customers are extending the lives of these


Quality is crucial when a break can cost a

lot of money.


“Our clients are depending on us to do a

good job. These rolls are running in

equipment that operates non-stop, 24 hours

In the “paperless society,” technology

a day, seven days a week.”

has replaced many conventional forms of

Voith workers deal with rolls of all sorts



However, changehas actuallybenefited

and in length from 100 to 500 inches.

oneHawkesburycompany that hasbeen in

A roll canweigh anywhere from10 to 50

the pulp and paper industry for decades.


Voith Paper has been doing quite well

The local operationstartedasScapaRolls

over the last few years, says operations

in1985, andwas later operatedasKRCRolls

manager Bernard Chaîné. One of the main

before it was bought by Voith 12 years ago.

reasons for the success of the Tupper Street

The family-ownedbusinesswas founded in

operation is the need for paper makers to be

Germany in 1846.

more efficient.

The international company has a total of

“As thedemandfor certain typesofpaper

Photo Richard Mahoney

40,000 employees. While the Hawkesbury


At the Voith Paper plant, large rolls are recovered and repaired.

plant may, in the grand scheme of things,

become more efficient. That has played in

appear small, “We are important andwe do


eastern portion of North America. At one


good work,” says Chaîné.

The Voith Paper plant in Hawkesbury

time, there were five companies providing

companies in the industry – Cascades,

He adds that, when spinoffs are

specializes in the making and repair of rolls

the service in this part of the continent.

Kruger, Abitibi-Bowater, Domtar.


that are used in paper-making machinery.

Its 200 customers are located in a vast

Voith is the only firm of its kind in the

150 jobs.

“Our customers realize that it is more

profitable for them to have us take care of

their rolls instead of trying to do that work


themselves,” says Chaîné.

Currently employing 50, the local

New principals

operation has been expanding. “We plan to

Students insomeareaEnglish-language

hire four more people in the short term and


possibly fourmore further in the future,” he



year begins. The Catholic District School


Board of Eastern Ontario has announced

difficult years. We had layoffs in 2007 and

that Judith Boucher, now principal of St.

2008. But things are going very well now.

Finnan’s Catholic School in Alexandria,

The employees here are proud to work for

will succeed Marlene Picard at St. Jude

Voith. We offer a good work environment.

Catholic School in Vankleek Hill. Picard

We put emphasis on health, safety and

will become the new principal of St.

cleanliness. We are proud of our safety

Andrew’s in St. Andrew’s West.

record,” says Chaîné.


Academy in Williamstown, will become

the new head of St. Finnan’s. He will be


succeeded by Kennedy MacDonald,

currently principal of St. Anne’s Catholic

School in Cornwall.

Dalkeith Celebrations

June 25 at 10 a.m. an unveiling of a

Grenville (Qc) 819-242-3131


plaque honouring Dalkeith’s bicentennial


will be held at Robertson Mills Park, on


County Road 23 at the Rigaud River. Also

Submitted photo


reserve 1 p.m. June 26. That is when a

Constructon of Autoroute 50 inArgenteuil is continuing on schedulewith a section from

Bicentennial Rural Heritage Garden Tour

Grenville to Fassett set to open this summer. The Plaisance-Fassett section will be

will begin from 1851 Dalkeith Road.

completed next year.

Strawberry Supper

Riceville United Church holds at

Glengarry Nurse

strawberry supper Sunday, June 26 from

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the SouthPlantagenet

hall, 3210 County Road 10 in Fournier.

Practitioner-Led Clinic

There will be sandwiches, salads, veggies,


and of course, strawberries, ice cream and

homemade desserts. Adults $10; children

6-12, $5.


Strawberry Tea

The St. Jude’s Catholic Ladies

Association hosts a strawberry tea June 26

A new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Glengarry will help provide 1,600 people

from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the church located

in thecommunity,whoarewithout aphysicianorhealthcareprovider, access tohealth

at 372 Geneviève St., Hawkesbury.

care services.

Admission is $5 per person. There will be

June 24, at 11 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to officially open the clinic

FRI. & SAT. AT 6:30 & 9:00 SUN. & WEEKDAY AT 7:00

door prizes, a bake table, a white elephant

at 137 Military Road, Lancaster.

table and music by “Just Friends.”

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced university education who

Fiddling And Dancing Competition

provides personalized, quality health care to clients. Nurse practitioners work in

VankleekHillwill bealive to the sounds

collaboration with physicians, other health care professionals and pharmacists.

of violinmusic June 24and25when the 15 th

The GlengarryNurse Practitioner-LedClinic has received 1,270 client applications in

annual Fiddling, StepDancing and Square

the first threemonths of operation. Once fully operational, the clinicwill be able to serve

Dancing Competition is held at the

1,600 clients and help themmaintain a healthy, active lifestyle, and to understand and/

community centre. The opening dance

or treat their illness. The Clinic’s team of staff includes an administrator, two (2) nurse


practitioners, two (2) registerednurses, one (1) registeredpractical nurse, asocialworker,


begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. For information,

a dietitian, administrative assistant and receptionist. The clinic will also work with a Quebec Grenville

callValerie (613-348-3062),Verne (613-678-

physician who collaborates with the nurse practitioners in care decisions and delivery.

2626) or Harvey (613-674-5638).

The Glengarry service was Ontario’s fifth such clinic to become operational.

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