Cascades, a leader in recovery and in the manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, has announced the closure of its plant inked pulp production based in Auburn , in the state of Maine.
“The rapid erosion of the printing paper market, the general deterioration in market conditions for the de-inked pulp and low potential for integration with other Cascades activities detracted greatly to our factory to Auburn . Despite optimization significant efforts in the past year, the situation of the factory remained extremely difficult. Therefore, we are unfortunately forced to cease its activities, “said Luc Langevin, President and COO of Cascades Specialty Products Group.
The plant, which currently employs 45 people, will end production on July 8 and will close its doors on 15 July. To assist employees affected by the closure, Cascades will evaluate the possibility of relocating staff in its other units. It will also introduce measures to help employees find a new job in order to reduce the impact of this announcement on the workers and the community.