Norampac Trenton mill to close
Posted 1 year ago
Thu, Apr 12th, '12 - 3:20 pm
8:45 PM UPDATE: In an interview with our newsroom, President Marc-Andre Depin of Norampac said the company had made a 4 year contract offer to the workers. It would give them 2.5% in the first year, and 2% in each of the 3 other years. Depin said the CEP union was seeking a contract that had other issues as well. Depin says he’d be willing to reconsider the closing if the union members accept the latest offer, and if they work at the plant with what he called “a positive attitude.”
Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Rob Milligan told our newsroom ”it’s not a done deal” as far as he’s concerned. Milligan says he’ll try to get the 2 parties together to work out the differences.
Norampac in Trenton is closing.
The plant employs nearly 130 people.
The president of Norampac says, “the Trenton mill has significant losses over the years”… and the corporation is “deeply disappointed that the Norampac Trenton employees have turned down a positive and reasonable offer.”
Quinte West Mayor John Williams says he met with President Marc-André Dépin earlier this week and it was “unfortunate” some type of agreement couldn’t be reached. He says it’s not only the 130 jobs at the mill, but also about 300 jobs in the local forestry industry.
The mill’s closure will happen no later than June 1, 2012.
Norampac produces corrugated cardboard and has been a customer of local wood suppliers.
In past years, the local Norampac plant received millions of dollars in funding from the provincial and federal governments.