Cascades announces Brown Sheet plant closure to optimize Ontario containerboard platform
Kingsey Falls, Quebec-based Cascades Inc. has announced the planned closure of their Brown Containerboard Packaging facility located in Burlington, Ontario. According to the company, the closure is part of 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," said Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging. "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 is scheduled to permanently close no later than July 31, 2020. Over the coming weeks, Cascades says they will work to minimize the impact of this announcement on the 45 employees of the facility, including offering the option to transfer to Cascades' other business units.