Canadian Manufacturing

Cascades shutters Quebec plant; 50 out of work

Consolidation continues at company’s corrugated products operations



KINGSEY FALLS, Que.—Cascades Inc. will close its Norampac plant in Le Gardeu, Que. in a move that will displace almost 50 workers.

The closure is part of a continuing consolidation of the division’s corrugated products converting operations, which will see the Le Gardue plant’s work progressively shifted toward other Quebec-based plants already serving the Greater Montreal region.

The Le Gardeur plant is specialized in the conversion of corrugated products and has annual revenues of $8 million.

“The decision to cease operations at the Le Gardeur plant can be explained by the necessity to continue the consolidation of our Quebec operations,” says Marc-Andre Depin, Norampac’s CEO.

Cascades says it has prepared a relocation program for employees affected by the closure throughout its other facilities and will offer assistance regarding employment searches.

It is unclear how many employees would be relocated and how many let go.

Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products from recycled fibers. It has more than 11,000 employees at 100 business units in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

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