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Another Norampac corrugated converter to close

Cascades Inc. is closing its Norampac plant in Le Gardeur, Que. as it continues to consolidate the division’s corrugated converting operations in the province.


October 12, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

KINGSEY FALLS, Que.: Cascades Inc. is closing its Norampac plant in Le Gardeur, Que. as it continues to consolidate the division’s corrugated converting operations in the province.

The Le Gardeur plant, with annual revenues of $8 million, will redirect its operations to other Norampac Quebec-based plants that serve the greater Montreal region. Nearly 50 employees will be affected by the closure that will be concluded before the end of the year.

The company said employees will directed to other Norampac operations. It wasn’t clear about how many, if any would lose their jobs but job search assistance will be available.

Marc-André Dépin, Norampac’s president and CEO, said demand in the Canadian corrugated industry has been affected by unfavourable economic conditions for the past few years “and it is imperative that we make the adjustments to take into account this new reality. This initiative will therefore allow us to optimize our production in the province, reduce our costs, improve our profitability, while continuing to offer quality services to our customers

Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products composed made with recycled fibres.