IP closing three plants
May 15, 2007 By Pulp & Paper Canada
MONTREAL, QC — Canadian Business online reported that the union representing workers at a former International Pap…
MONTREAL, QC — Canadian Business online reported that the union representing workers at a former International Paper plant in Montreal, QC, is angry the facility is being shut down by its new owners, Evergreen Printing and Publishing.
Thirty-six jobs will be lost when the milk-and-cream carton manufacturing plant on Montreal’s south shore closes in July.
Another newly acquired plant in London, ON, and one in Boston, MA, will also be closed.
“We are both disappointed and angered by the company’s decision,” Larry Myles, president of Teamsters Local Union 555M, said in a statement, as reported by business online service.
“We wrongfully believed that a profitable and productive plant would protect our members from a hostile and unjustified restructuring effort.”
The plant in Longueuil was considered one of the most profitable in the industry in North America.
Myles said Evergreen’s American plants have had difficulty filling their order books for the past several months.
Evergreen acquired the International Paper plants a few weeks ago.
A spokesman for Evergreen, based in Memphis, TN, did not return calls Friday.
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