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Kruger Products expands facial tissue production in Gatineau facility

March 5, 2024  By P&PC Staff

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Kruger Products is increasing the production of its Scotties facial tissues at its Richelieu Plant in Gatineau, Québec. Through this expansion project, which received investments totalling $14.5 million and created 16 jobs, Kruger Products commissioned a new facial tissue converting line at the plant in November 2023. The additional equipment will increase the production of facial tissue by 25 percent.

The company made the announcement was made in the presence of Christopher Skeete, Québec Minister for the Economy; Suzanne Tremblay, the Member of the National Assembly for Hull, and Michel Manseau, senior vice-president and general manager of consumer products – Canada, Kruger Products.

“I congratulate everyone who contributed to the installation of our new converting line at the Richelieu Plant, on time and on budget. Ultimately, our recent investments and our new converting line in Gatineau will allow us to increase our facial tissue capacity by 2.2 million cases annually by providing high-quality products and diverse capability to respond to the increase in demand observed in the North American market,” said Manseau.


Another component of the project will be rolled out at Kruger’s Laurier Plant, also in Gatineau, where new equipment will collect tissue production residues. With a view to the circular economy, the residues will be repulped for the manufacture of value-added projects. This component, which is expected to be completed in June 2025, will also reportedly enable the Laurier and Richelieu Plants to increase their productivity.

For the project, the company received a $7.27-million loan granted under the ESSOR program from Investissement Québec.

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