Kingsey Falls, Quebec based Cascades Ihas announced the closure of the Brown Containerboard Packaging facility 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 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 will permanently close no later than July 31, 2020. Over the coming weeks, the company will work to minimize the impact of this announcement on the 45 employees of this facility, including offering them the option to transfer other business units. Employees who cannot, or do not wish to relocate to other plants, will receive support in their search for other employment.

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