PaperWorks to Close Baie D'Urfe, Quebec Folding Carton Plant by End-February 2016

The Baie D'Urfé facility has been in operation since 1979 and currently manufactures folding cartons for a variety of products.

Aug. 5, 2015 - PaperWorks Industries yesterday announced plans to permanently close its Baie D'Urfe, Quebec, Canada manufacturing facility by the end of February 2016.

"We considered many different options across our folding carton manufacturing footprint in order to improve service levels for our customers, strengthen our competitiveness and support long-term growth," said Kevin Kwilinski, President and CEO of PaperWorks.

"Ultimately, our decision was driven by the desire to position folding carton production closer to geographic areas in which the majority of our customers are located," Kwilinski said.

Over the next several months, PaperWorks will work with customers serviced by the Baie D'Urfé facility to ensure a smooth transition to other company manufacturing facilities, the comany said in a written statement.

The Baie D'Urfé facility has been in operation since 1979 and currently manufactures folding cartons for a variety of products including dry and frozen food, beverage, pharmaceutical, household goods, personal care and institutional foodservice. The 165,000 square-foot location employs 150 people.

PaperWorks said that it has developed a comprehensive program to support staff members through this transition, including assistance with securing alternate employment.

PaperWorks operates nine converting plants in North America: two in Canada (Kitchener and Hamilton, Ontario) and seven in the United States.

PaperWorks Industries, Inc. is an integrated, full-service packaging provider. Its Paperboard Group manufactures approximately 300,000 tons per year of 100% recycled paperboard. To learn more, please visit: www.paperworksindustries.com.

SOURCE: PaperWorks Industries, Inc.