June 22, 2022 - Kruger Products on June 20 officially inaugurated its Sherbrooke Tissue Plant in Québec, which was commissioned in 2021, and also broke ground at its expansion project where another tissue plant will be built on a site adjacent to the Sherbrooke Plant by 2024. This second project, which represents further investments of $351.5 million, will deliver on the company's vision to make Sherbrooke a major premium-quality tissue product manufacturing hub in North America.
The Sherbrooke Plant's inauguration and the ground breaking of the expansion project took place in the presence of Mr. Joseph Kruger II, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Kruger Inc.; François Legault, Premier of Québec; Pierre Fitzgibbon, Québec Minister of Economy and Innovation; Geneviève Hébert, Member for Saint-François and Deputy Government Whip; Évelyne Beaudin, Mayor of Sherbrooke; Dino Bianco, Chief Executive Officer, Kruger Products L.P.; and Patrice Bégin, General Manager, Kruger Products Sherbrooke Plant.
In total, Kruger Products will have invested nearly $1 billion in the Estrie Region since 2018.
"With this expansion project, we are extremely proud to deliver on our vision to make Sherbrooke a major tissue-product manufacturing hub in North America as well as an outstanding technological showcase that spotlights the Company, the region and our employees' know-how," said Bianco. "I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the construction of the first plant, as well as our employees in Sherbrooke who contribute to its success on a daily basis."
The $351.5 million expansion project, which is to be carried out over the next two years, includes the construction of a double-wide tissue machine featuring LDC technology, as well as the installation of two additional converting lines, one in the existing Sherbrooke Plant and the other in the new plant, which will bring the Sherbrooke site's overall production capacity to more than 130,000 metric tonnes of high-quality tissue products, including Cashmere UltraLuxe®, Scotties® facial tissue, and SpongeTowels® UltraPROTM.
Kruger Products L.P. is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use. The company has approximately 2,700 employees and operates nine FSC® COC-certified (FSC® C-104904) production facilities in North America. To learn more, visit: www.krugerproducts.ca.
SOURCE: Kruger Products L.P.
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