Cascades Closes Paper Napkin Plant in Scarborough, Toronto

Aug. 13, 2012 - Cascades announced the permanent closure of the Cascades Tissue Group plant located in Scarborough (McNicoll Street) in Toronto, Canada.

Cascades said 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 the closure, which is effective today, August 13, 2012.

"This release does not concern our activities at our Milliken Street plant, also located in Scarborough," Cascades said in a statement.

"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 Chief Executive Officer 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," Blanchet said.

SOURCE: Cascades Inc.