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PART III: U.S. PRODUCERS’ PRODUCTION, SHIPMENTS, AND EMPLOYMENT

The Commission analyzes a number of factors in making injury determinations (see 19 U.S.C. §§ 1677(7)(B) and 1677(7)(C)). Information on the “alleged”margins of dumping was presented earlier in this report and information on the volume and pricing of imports of the subject merchandise is presented in Parts IV and V. Information on the other factors specified is presented in this section and/or Part VI and (except as noted) is based on the questionnaire responses of 10 firms that accounted for over 95 percent of U.S. production of CFS paper during 2005.1 The petitioner also identified Bowater, Inc. (Greenville, SC) and Wausau Paper Corp. (Mosinee, WI) as manufacturers of CFS paper. ***.2 Wausau Paper Corp. (Wausau) responded that it does not produce the subject merchandise.3

U.S. PRODUCERS

The U.S. industry primarily consists of the following firms, each of which provided a response to the Commission’s producer questionnaire: Appleton Coated LLC (Appleton), Kimberly, WI; P.H. Glatfelter Co. (Glatfelter), York, PA; International Paper Co. (International Paper), Memphis, TN; Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. (Mohawk), Cohoes, NY; NewPage Corp. (NewPage), Dayton, OH; S.D. Warren Co., d/b/a Sappi Fine Paper NA (Sappi), Boston, MA; Smart Papers LLC (Smart Paper), Hamilton, OH; Stora Enso North America Corp. (Stora Enso), Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Verso Paper Holdings LLC (Verso), Memphis, TN; and West Linn Paper Co. (West Linn), West Linn, OR. Responding firms’ positions on the petition, plant locations, and their production and shares of CFS paper production in 2005 are shown in table III-1. The petitioner, NewPage, accounted for *** of U.S. production of CFS paper in 2005. Sappi accounted for ***. Manufacturing plants primarily are located in the north central part of the United States and in Maine, although there is also CFS production in the south (in Alabama) with a relatively small volume produced on the West Coast (in Oregon). Several U.S. producers are owned by holding companies (NewPage, Smart Paper, Verso, and West Linn) or by offshore manufacturers (Appleton, Sappi, and Stora Enso). International Paper and Mohawk are not owned by other entities, whereas Glatfelter’s stock is traded on the New York stock exchange.

1 Petition, exh. I-1. The Commission sent an additional 11 questionnaires to other paper manufacturers; with the exception of Fraser Papers Ltd. (Fraser), none of the firms that responded (Boise White Paper, Dunn Paper, FiberMark North America, Hollingsworth & Vose, and Little Rapids) reported producing CFS paper. Fraser indicated that CFS paper accounted for about *** to *** percent of its total paper production and that the firm could not derive accurate allocations for its CFS production. Fraser produced about *** tons in 2005. Staff telephone interview with ***, Fraser, November 9, 2006. ***.

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3 See Wausau’s negative response to producer questionnaire and staff telephone interview with ***, Wausau, November 8, 2006. According to its website, the firm manufactures uncoated printing and writing papers, technical specialty papers, and towel and tissue products. It also manufactures specialty release liners that are coated. See www.wausaumosinee.com and www.wpcoatedproducts.com, retrieved November 16, 2006.

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