Jacksonville, Florida, USA 12 September 2017 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) announced that it is beginning to restart core systems today at its Fernandina Beach, Fla. and Jesup, Ga. facilities after Hurricane Irma passed through the area. The Company expects operations to be running at full production capacity by the weekend. The pre-emptive shutdown was managed safely with no injuries and limited physical damage to the facilities. The Company is coordinating with suppliers and logistic partners to help ensure a safe and efficient restart of operations with minimal customer disruption.
"I am proud of the way that our team safely managed the impact of this historic storm," said Paul G. Boynton, Chairman, CEO and President. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those that were impacted by Hurricane Irma. We look forward to being back on line later this week serving all of our customers."
About Rayonier Advanced Materials
Rayonier Advanced Materials is the leading global supplier of high-purity, cellulose specialties natural polymers for the chemical industry. Working closely with its customers, the Company engineers natural polymeric chemical chains to create dozens of customized high-purity performance fibers at its plants in Florida and Georgia. Rayonier Advanced Materials' intellectual property and manufacturing processes have been developed over 90 years, resulting in unique properties and very high quality and consistency. The Company's facilities have the capacity to produce approximately 485,000 tons of cellulose specialties for use in a wide range of industrial and consumer products such as filters, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals and approximately 245,000 tons of commodity products. Rayonier Advanced Materials is consistently ranked among the nation's top 50 exporters and delivers products to 80 ports around the world, serving customers in 35 countries across five continents. More information is available at www.rayonieram.com.