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Mercer International, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture and sale of pulp. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and currently employs 1,395 full-time employees. The firm also produces and sells tall oil, a by-product of its production process, which is used as both a chemical additive and as a green energy source. The company produces and sells NBSK pulp, which is a bleached kraft pulp manufactured using northern softwood. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated two mills in Eastern Germany and one mill in Western Canada. As of December 31, 2016, its three NBSK pulp mills had consolidated annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 million air-dried metric tons (ADMTs) of NBSK pulp and were capable of generating 305 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Additionally, its German mills generate tall oil from black liquor, which is sold to third parties for use in various applications, including bio-fuels. The firm’s mills generate and sell energy to regional utilities.