COVID-19: Kruger Announces the Temporary Shutdown of its Brompton Mill
April 1, 2020
MONTREAL (News release) -- Kruger Specialty Papers announced the temporary shutdown of its Brompton facility, effective Friday, April 3, for an indefinite period of time. The Company came to this difficult 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.