Cascades closes ON tissue plant
Cascades announced the permanent closure of the Cascades Tissue Group plant located in Scarborough (McNicoll Street) in Toronto.
According to the company, the production of this unit specialized in paper napkin production for the “away-from-home” market, mainly for quick service restaurants, will be redirected to Laval, Quebec and Waterford, New York plants, also specialized in that market. Approximately 30 employees will be affected by this closure, which is effective today, August 13th, 2012. The announcement does not concern activities at Cascades’ Milliken Street plant, also located in Scarborough.
“In line with our restructuring actions to increase our operations’ efficiency, this decision was taken to secure our position as leader in the Away-from-Home tissue paper sector,” said Suzanne Blanchet, president and CEO of Cascades Tissue Group. “This initiative will enable us to maximize the production at Laval and Waterford plants, while continuing to offer a first-class product and service to our customers.”