Kruger investing $55M in new paper machine at Montreal-area plant
New equipment will boost tissue paper firm's production by 20,000 tons per month
CRABTREE, Que.—Tissue paper maker Kruger Products Inc. is scaling up production at one of its Quebec manufacturing plants with a $55 million investment.
The company, which produces some of the most-recognizable tissue paper brands for the consumer market, such as Cashmere, SpongeTowels and Scotties, as well as paper products for industrial clients, has announced it will install a new No. 8 Paper Machine at a new building at its Crabtree, Que. site. Made possible by a $39.5 million loan from Investissement Québec, the project will help secure 600 jobs at the facility northeast of Montreal.
“By granting a loan for this project, the Québec government is enabling Kruger Products to continue to grow in Québec and to continue to contribute to the Region’s economic growth,” Mario Gosselin, the company’s CEO, said.
Once running at full capacity, the new paper machine will boost the plant’s output by approximately 20,000 metric tonnes.
Kruger expects to commission the new equipment by the end of next summer.