Cascades to permanently shut down its Belleville corrugator facility
November 7, 2022 | By Monica Ferguson
Cascades announces the permanent shutdown of its corrugator facility in Belleville. Effective no later than December 2, the shutdown will provide the facility with a more sustainable business model by focusing its operations on converting activities as a high volume and graphic sheet plant.
“With additional capacity generated by the strategic optimization of our network in Ontario in recent years, we have the ability to redeploy this production to other units in the region,” said Charles Malo, president and COO, Cascades Containerboard Packaging. “By doing so, we will significantly reduce costs and re-focus Belleville’s priorities to converting. This decision will position our platform for long-term success and further strengthen our service offering for our valued customers”
The shutdown will impact 31 of the 106 employees. Cascades will work with these individuals to minimize the impact by offering them the option to transfer to Cascades’ other business units. Employees who cannot, or do not wish to relocate to other plants, will receive support in their search for other employment.