Mercer International Inc is a Washington corporation, and was incorporated on July 1, 1968. The Company operates in the pulp business and is the producer of market northern bleached softwood kraft, or NBSK, pulp. The Company is kraft pulp producer, and the producer of pulp for resale, known as market pulp in Germany. Its operations are located in Eastern Germany and Western Canada. The Company operates three NBSK pulp mills with a consolidated annual production capacity of approximately 1.5 million ADMTs of NBSK pulp and 305 MW of electrical generation. The Company has three operating segments, the individual pulp mills that are aggregated into one reportable business segment, market pulp. The Company manufactures and sells NBSK pulp produced from wood chips and pulp logs. It's pulp production mills includes, Rosenthal, Celgar and Stendal. Rosenthal mill is located near Blankenstein and produces approximately 360,000 ADMTs annually. Stendal mill is located near the town of Stendal, about 130 kilometers west of Berlin. Stendal's annual production capacity is approximately 660,000 ADMTs. Celgar is situated near the city of Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada and produces approximately 520,000 ADMTs annually. It serves customers in Europe, Asia, and North America. It's sales and marketing group handles sales to approximately 190 customers. NBSK pulp competitors are located in Northern Europe and Canada and include Canfor Pulp, Metsa Fibre, Sodra Cell and Asia Pulp and Paper.