Paper packaging facility closures in February

By Maria Rachal
Manufacturing Dive
March 7, 2024
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: Canada, United States, International

Packaging manufacturers continue to tighten their manufacturing footprints as a result of changes to demand, restructuring plans and M&A deals. These were some of the announcements and disclosures in February:

  • Cascades announced it’s closing three containerboard facilities in Canada and the U.S.
  • Domtar is indefinitely curtailing operations at its mill in Ashdown, Arkansas.
  • Mohawk Fine Papers, certain assets of which were recently in Ohio in February. 
  • SEE disclosed WARN notice that it’s closing a site in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, impacting 83 . 
  • Sonoco announced permanent closures in Sumner, Washington, and Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Stora Enso expects to lay off up to 1,000 employees across all divisions.
  • Tetra Pak will shutter packaging material production operations in Singapore, impacting 300. 

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