The history of Resolute mirrors that of an ever evolving North America. Harnessing the wealth of rich forests and the power of fast flowing rivers, Resolute’s founders and predecessor companies struggled mightily to survive through two world wars, the Great Depression, and many cycles of boom, bust and new technology.
In 2015, the forest products industry was hit by a cyclical downturn in global commodities. Resolute weathered the deteriorating financial climate by controlling costs and improving productivity.
Our strong financial position allowed us to seize new opportunities to diversify, innovate, and grow our business.
Thanks to Canada’s reputation as a reliable, responsible supplier of high-quality and sustainable forest products, Canadian companies export our forest products to nearly every nation on the planet. Resolute alone exports to about 80 countries.
In November 2015, Resolute Forest Products acquired Atlas Paper Holdings, a U.S. manufacturer of tissue products for the away-from-home and private-label at-home markets. Atlas Paper offers both virgin fiber and recycled products in a wide range of grades. Branded products are marketed under the Windsor Place®, Green Heritage®, Bunny Soft® and Harmony® trademarks.
At the beginning of each year, Resolute sets business priorities for the 12 months ahead. Typically, the business priorities describe in broad terms the company’s areas of focus in order to increase earning power and create long-term value for shareholders.