The canadian Cascades announced this week the closure of its brown containerboard packaging facility located in Burlington, Ontario, as part of the company’s continuing optimization initiatives for its Containerboard Packaging business.
Charles Malo, President and COO of this division said:
“As part of the consolidation of our sheet plant operations in Ontario, we will be gradually redeploying production from the Brown facility to our other units in Ontario. This decision was necessary to align present production capacities, position our platform for mid and long-term success, improve productivity, reduce fixed costs and strengthen our service offering for our valued customers”.
Cascades’ Brown Containerboard Packaging operation will permanently close no later than July 31, 2020. Over the coming weeks, Cascades will work to minimize the impact of this announcement on the 45 employees of this facility, including by offering them the option to transfer to Cascades’ other business units. Employees who cannot, or do not wish to relocate to other plants, will receive support in their search for other employment.