AbitibiBowater has changed its name to Resolute Forest Products, effective this month.

“We are changing our name to Resolute Forest Products to better reflect the fundamental characteristics of the company we are today, including our determination, strength and resolve to be a profitable, sustainable organization,” states Richard¬†Garneau, president and CEO.

The company identity change follows an initiative, launched in April 2011, in which employees were invited to suggest a new name for the company. An internal selection committee and the Executive Team chose Resolute Forest Products from 1,400 employee submissions.

AbitibiBowater owns or operates 18 pulp and paper mills and 24 wood products facilities in the U.S., Canada and South Korea.