Sonoco closes paperboard mill
Sonoco, a global packaging company, will permanently
close its Montreal, Quebec, Canada uncoated recycled
paperboard mill, effective August 27, 2008, according
to James Harrell, division vice president and general
manager, Paper North America.
The mill has the capacity to produce 48,000 tons annually
of primarily heavy-weight coreboard that has been principally
used for the Company’s internal converting operations.
The plant closure will impact 53 employees. The Company
will offer severance benefits and outplacement assistance
Sonoco will maintain paperboard operations at two mills
in Ontario, Canada to meet its customers’ supply needs.