KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products announced that it will shut down certain older and inefficient production assets including a Light Dry Crepe paper machine and six converting lines in early January, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. The 165 employees impacted by this decision.
Cascades Inc. announces the permanent shutdown of the corrugator at its Belleville facility in Ontario, Canada. The shutdown will impact 31 of the 106 employees.
Rengo Co., Ltd. announces that its consolidated subsidiaries, Kato Danboru Co., Ltd.’s Noda Plant and Sanwa Danboru Co., Ltd., have decided to cease operation of their outdated corrugators and remove them.
Paper Excellence announced the indefinite curtailment of its paper operations at the Catalyst Crofton facility starting in early December 2022. The mill’s pulp operations will continue production during the paper curtailment.
WestRock Company will permanently close the corrugated medium manufacturing operations at its St. Paul, Minnesota, recycled paper mill. Approximately 130 jobs will be eliminated by this closure. The production of coated recycled board at this location will remain in operation.
Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC has announced the mill located in Jay, Maine, will close in the 1Q 2023. The mill employs approximately 230 people who will be affected by the closure.
The Board of Directors of Bitus AB, a subsidiary of Bergs, has decided to initiate negotiations with the unions to concentrate production to the units in Nybro and Fågelfors, Sweden. This means that production in Broakulla, in Emmaboda municipality, will be discontinued and 12 employees will be affected.
AHF Products to close its factory in Titusville, Pennsylvania, and to move the manufacture of select solid & engineered wood products from Titusville to other U.S. plant locations.
Rottneros has decided to discontinue the production of groundwood pulp in Rottneros Mill as there are no prospects for long-term sustainable profitability. The decision means that about 40 people will be made redundant.