Another mill closure announced by Cascades

Cascades Inc. the Canadian producer of packaging and tissue products, announced last weel that it will close its Etobicoke, Ontario Containerboard packaging facility as part of the strategic repositioning of its Containerboard platform in Ontario and its continuing global optimization initiatives.

Last May, the company already decided the closure of the Burlington mill, a brown containerboard packaging facility, also located in Ontario.

Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging, declared:

“An integral part of our strategic plan is to optimize our operational platform in Ontario. As a result, we will be gradually redeploying production from the Etobicoke facility to our other units within the region. This decision will reinforce our operational positioning for mid and long-term success by better aligning present production capacities, improving productivity, reducing fixed costs and further strengthening our service offering for our valued customers.”

Cascades’ Etobicoke Containerboard Packaging operations will permanently close no later than August 31, 2021, and the property will be put up for sale. Over the coming weeks and months, Cascades will work to minimize the impact of this announcement on the 125 employees related to this facility.

This announcement has no impact on the activities of the Recovery+ facility and offices that are also located in Etobicoke.