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KC shuts St-Hyacinthe plant


July 27, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

On the heels of Kimberly-Clark’s announcement that it plans to slash 6,000 jobs, comes news of the closure of its S…

On the heels of Kimberly-Clark’s announcement that it plans to slash 6,000 jobs, comes news of the closure of its St-Hyacinthe plant.

Starting in October, layoffs of the 170 people employed at the facility will begin. By the second quarter of 2006, the mill will be entirely shut down.

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The plant, which manufactures feminine hygiene products, first opened its doors as a tissue and diaper producer, in 1959. Once it closes, the bulk of the equipment used at the facility will be divided between Kimberly-Clark’s operations in Wisconsin and Arkansas.

The Montreal Gazette recently reported that the company is currently discussing termination packages with the union.


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