More bad news was announced in the forestry industry in the Outaouais, according to a press release published yesterday, Papiers White Birch in Mason (Papier Mason) began to proceed with the temporary layoff of its factory workers scheduled for June 26th.
According to the company, the uncertainty of the global markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic combined with structural issues are forcing White Birch Papers management to temporarily lay off its factory workers, but it is indicated that Papier Masson’s activities should gradually resume as of August 3rd.
According to Director General Sylvain Filion, it is the exceptional situation of the COVID-19 pandemic that explains this situation. “We are going through a lot of repercussions in our market and we are forced to suspend our production, while supply and demand stabilize. In the meantime, management will take all the decisions necessary to mitigate the impact of this global uncertainty about our employees. Thank you to our union partners for their collaboration and to our employees for their resilience,” said general manager Sylvain Filion.
The Mason Paper mill manufactures newsprint, high-gloss paper, cardboard and other special purpose paper products at their three factories in Canada for customers across North America and across the world. world.