It is quite the operation. This is the Catalyst Crofton Plant. It employs 575 people, which is fabulous for Vancouver Island. They manufacture newsprint and kraft pulp for printing, writing and tissue paper.
Those in town talk about the smell from the plant. We didn't smell a thing at the time but we took our trip on Sunday. I suppose we were fortunate!
Catalyst’s Crofton Division is located in a vibrant area on the Southeast Coast of Vancouver island in the Cowichan Valley, near Duncan. With about 575 employees, this division plays an important role in the cultural, social and economic health of this community. Crofton began operation in 1957 as a single-line kraft pulp mill. Today, two paper machines and two pulp machines have a capacity of 677,000 tonnes of product each year.
|NBSK Pulp:||350,000 tonnes|