May 29, 2012
Cascades Inc. announced that further to a vote by a significant majority of employees in favour of its final offer, it will not proceed with the closure of its containerboard mill located in Trenton, Ontario, as planned and announced last April.
“We are satisfied to be able to finally reach an agreement with the union and the employees in Trenton. By keeping the mill open, we are saving 130 jobs in this community and avoiding significant financial losses for the local forest industry. The challenges faced by this mill are by no means over. However, reaching this agreement with our employees is a vital pre-condition, and we can now concentrate on identifying an action plan for achieving long-term viability.” said Marc-André Dépin, President and Chief Executive Officer at Norampac. The Norampac–Trenton facility produces corrugating medium and has an annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tons.