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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Melocheville > Papiers Spexel
Papiers Spexel
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created by cjb on 2/25/2006 1:08 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/26/2016 7:27 AM
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Old early-20th century paper mill, along the Beauharnois canal.

originally built as a textile mill
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Partially Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate (if you can climb)
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Corner Mill Street / Route 132
Melocheville, Quebec
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • paintball players !
  •  Interesting Features
    some old machinery, nice architecture, interesting paintball field inside
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • razor wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2004
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Originalement construit au début du 20ème siècle en tant qu'usine à textile, c'est la plus ancienne usine à papier au Canada.
    Pendant plus de 72 ans , cette usine a imprimé les billets de la monnaie canadienne. Il a également imprimé les passeports pour le Canada et plusieurs autres pays. Il a fermé en 2004, lorsque le marché monétaire canadien a été donné à une usine allemande.

    Domtar Inc. a finalisé la vente de son usine de papiers fins de sécurité et de spécialité à Spexel Inc., une société détenue conjointement par la nouvelle équipe de direction, les employés et les investisseurs privés.

    La fermeture de cet accord fait suite à une entente de principe conclue entre Domtar Inc. et Spexel Inc. à la fin de 1996 dans le cadre d'une série de mesures prises par la Société de restructurer sa division des papiers fins et de consolider sa position dans le secteur très concurrentiel papiers fins du marché.

    Domtar est un important fabricant nord-américain de papiers fins, de produits d'emballage, de pâte et de la forêt qui favorise le développement durable par l'application rigoureuse de la politique de gestion intégrée des forêts. Un important fabricant et distributeur de papiers impression et écriture, Domtar est aussi un producteur canadien important de cartons-caisses et boîtes en carton ondulé et un important producteur de bois d'oeuvre canadien de l'Est.
     Media Coverage
    A lot about the closing of the plant

     Future Plans
    The place is supposely under renovation into an industrial complex. Currently (as of 2011) used as an invite-only private paintball field
    spexel redeveloppment
    Sun, Jun 25th, 2006
    posted by nostra-YOUPPI!

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     Photo Galleries
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    Spexel, outside pictures
    Sat, Feb 25th, 2006
    posted by cjb
    8 pictures
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    Inside pictures
    Sat, Feb 25th, 2006
    posted by cjb
    12 pictures
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    Pretty cool place
    Sun, Jul 23rd, 2006
    posted by Emperor Wang
    25 pictures
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    ground and below
    Wed, Aug 2nd, 2006
    posted by nel58
    12 pictures
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    Upstairs with the Dogs
    Wed, Aug 2nd, 2006
    posted by nel58
    16 pictures
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    Bing Bang and Woof !
    Wed, Aug 2nd, 2006
    posted by nel58
    19 pictures

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     Web Links
    October 8th 2012 newer western wing of the plant destroyed by fire majority of building, including central tower, spared.


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     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 26 16 at 7:28, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 26 16 at 7:27, Emperor Wang changed the following: Street Address
  • on Dec 15 13 at 20:58, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 8 13 at 6:07, Urban Downfall changed the following: History, Description
  • on Nov 22 12 at 2:36, Mickael validated this location
  • on Oct 14 12 at 22:48, nostra-YOUPPI! changed the following: Web Links
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  • on Oct 8 12 at 21:53, Opheliaism conditionally validated this location
  • on Oct 8 12 at 17:16, nel58 changed the following: Status
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