Cascades has said it will close two of its tissue paper machines located in Whitby and Scarborough, Ontario .
The end date of the production remains to be determined. In total, the sites produce 44,000 tonnes of tissue paper annually and employ 68 workers.
Jean Jobin, president and chief operating officer of Cascades Tissue Group, said of the two paper machines that “their unprofitability and the current market conditions have convinced us that it is better to source externally to supply our needs”.
“It is important to note that this decision will have no impact on our ability to serve our customers.”
Over the coming months, the company will try to relocate as many of its employees as possible to its other business units located in the region.