Cascades Inc announces the closure of the Brown Containerboard Packaging facility located in Burlington, Ontario, as part of the Corporation's continuing optimization initiatives for its Containerboard Packaging business.
"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" said Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging.
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.