Kruger shutting down production and biomass plant in Brompton

BROMPTON, Quebec – Kruger Specialty Papers today announced the temporary shutdown of its Brompton facility, effective Friday, April 3, for an indefinite period of time.

The company came to the decision due to unfavorable market conditions that deteriorated very rapidly with the COVID-19 outbreak, affecting the Mill’s operations and financial performance.

The production of both newsprint and specialty papers for the flexible packaging industry will be curtailed, and the facility’s biomass cogeneration plant will also be shutdown.

The Brompton Mill shutdown will affect 272 employees.

Kruger is maintaining operations at the following tissue operations in Canada:

  • Québec
    Crabtree Plant
    Gatineau Complex (Richelieu and Laurier Plants)
    Sherbrooke (Lennoxville) Plant
    Joliette Distribution Centre
  • Ontario
    Scarborough Plant
    Trenton Converting Plant
  • British Columbia
    New Westminster Plant
    New Westminster Distribution Centre

Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of tissue products; 100 percent recycled containerboard products; corrugated packaging; publication papers; specialty papers; renewable energy; cellulosic biomaterials; and wines and spirits.

The company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America.

Kruger Inc. has facilities in Québec, Ontario, British Columbia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as in Tennessee, Maine, New York, Virginia and Rhode Island.