Numerous local and national Canadian consumer media outlets have reported that Cascades (Kingsey Falls, Quebec) will be closing two corrugated packaging plants in Ontario as part of its ongoing efforts to reorganize, streamline and optimize its operations. The closures, expected to take place by the end of 2018, will affect about 65 workers at its Jellco Packaging plant in Barrie and its Coyle Packaging plant in Peterborough. Production will gradually be redeployed to its other Ontario facilities. “Some employees may be able to relocate to other operations of the company that make packaging and tissue products, mainly from recycled fibres,” the company explained. Both plants were purchased by Cascades in December of 2017. The Canadian paper, tissue and packaging giant has 90 production facilities across North America and Europe, employing over 11,000 people.
Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.