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Cascades: Cascades Moves to Close Ontario Containerboard Plant

Packaging and hygiene products manufacturer Cascades Inc. is poised to close its Brown Containerboard Packaging plant in Burlington, ON in a move to optimize its Containerboard Packaging business, the company announced Tuesday. "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," the firm's president and chief operating officer, Charles Malo, said in a release. "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."The Burlington plant will be permanently shuttered by the end of this July. 45 workers at the facility will be impacted by the company's decision. Cascades said it is offering positions at facilities operated by its other business units. "Cascades would like to thank its employees for their dedication and loyal service and will continue to count on them for the transition of our existing business to other plants," the company said. For more news headlines, articles, and equipment reviews, visit our Equipment ZonesMore Powder & Bulk Solids articles:BASF Starts Operations at New Plant in South Carolina'DOD Taps 3M to Boost Output of N95 Respirators in USFire Ignites in Magnesium Plant in Illinois

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Cascades is a packaging company that produces and distributes boxboards and tissue papers for residential and industrial sectors. Read more