PaperWorks to Close Quebec Manufacturing Facility

BALA CYNWYD, PA | PaperWorks Industries, an integrated North American paperboard packaging supplier, reports plans to optimize folding carton production across its network of nine North American converting facilities. As part of this effort, operations at the company’s Baie D'Urfé, QC, Canada, manufacturing facility will close permanently 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,” says Kevin Kwilinski, president and CEO, 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.”

Over the next several months, company will work with customers serviced by the Baie D'Urfé facility to ensure a smooth transition to other company manufacturing facilities. The remaining nine converting plants include two in Canada (Kitchener and Hamilton, ON) and seven in the US (Mt. Gilead and Greensboro, NC; Hastings, NE; Baldwinsville, NY, Kansas City, MO.; Lenexa, KS; and Alexandria, LA). 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-sq-ft location employs 150 people. Company says it has developed a comprehensive program to support staff members through this transition, including assistance with securing alternate employment.

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