September 15, 2020 By P&PC Staff
Kruger Specialty Papers will permanently shut down the newsprint, specialty papers and pulp production at its Brompton Mill in Sherbrooke, Quebec, affecting 189 jobs.
The closure follows a six-month temporary shutdown precipitated by the impact of COVID-19 and declining market demand.
As a result of the shutdown, Kruger’s overall annual production will be reduced by 100,000 metric tonnes of newsprint and 70,000 metric tonnes of specialty paper.
In a statement, Kruger says it will create a job reclassification committee to reduce the impact on the affected employees.
“Kruger wishes to express its sincere gratitude to all Brompton Mill employees for their service and dedication over the years,” the company says in a statement.
The water treatment plant will continue to operate, and the biomass cogeneration plant will restart. Approximately 25 staff will return to work to restart the cogen plant.
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