Will optimize existing sheet plant capacity in Ontario, Canada

Cascades Inc. plans to close two sheet plants in Barrie (Jellco) and Peterborough, Ontario, Canada as part of its ongoing efforts to reorganize and optimize its corrugated packaging platform in Ontario.

"We are announcing today that production from the Barrie and Peterborough plants will gradually be redeployed to our other facilities in Ontario. This decision will enable us to better align our existing production capacity and to improve service for our valued customers," said Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging.

 The two plants will be closed no later than December 31, 2018, affecting approximately 65 employees.