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.
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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