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Cascades to shutter Ontario containerboard packaging plant


May 26, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Cascades is closing the Brown Containerboard Packaging facility located in Burlington, Ontario, affecting 45 jobs.

In a statement, the company says the move is part of “continuing optimization initiatives” for its containerboard packaging business, and that production will be integrated into other Ontario plants.

“This decision was necessary to align present production capacities, position our platform for mid and long-term success, improve productivity, reduce fixed costs and strengthen our service offering for our valued customers,” says Charles Malo, president and chief operating officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging.

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Cascades’ Brown Containerboard Packaging operation will permanently close no later than July 31, 2020.

The company says affected employees will be given the option to transfer to Cascades’ other business units, and that support in finding new work will be provided for employees who do not wish to relocate to other plants.