Cascades has confirmed the permanent shutdown of the corrugator at its Belleville facility, as part of the continuing optimization initiatives of the company’s Containerboard Packaging platform in Ontario.
Effective no later than December 2nd, the shutdown will provide the facility with a more sustainable business model by focusing its operations on converting activities as a high volume, efficient 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. 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,” said Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cascades Containerboard Packaging.