Cas­cades clos­ing for­mer Coyle Pack­ag­ing plant in Peter­bor­ough

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Coyle Pack­ag­ing Ltd., a boxboard pack­ag­ing man­u­fac­turer on The Kingsway in Peter­bor­ough, will close for good by the end of De­cem­ber.

The long­time fam­ily-owned man­u­fac­turer was pur­chased last De­cem­ber by Cas­cades, one of two main pack­ag­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers in Canada (which is based in Kingsey Falls, Que.)

Cas­cades an­nounced Tues­day af­ter­noon that two of its On­tario plants are clos­ing (in Peter­bor­ough and in Bar­rie, where the plant is called Jellco Pack­ag­ing Corp.).

The clo­sures will oc­cur by Dec. 31 and will af­fect a to­tal of 65 em­ploy­ees, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease.

The Peter­bor­ough op­er­a­tion has 18 em­ploy­ees, ac­cord­ing to an on­line Cas­cades com­pany pro­file.

The clo­sures are hap­pen­ing as part of an on­go­ing cor­po­rate re­or­ga­ni­za­tion, the re­lease states.

“We are an­nounc­ing to­day that pro­duc­tion from the Bar­rie and Peter­bor­ough plants will grad­u­ally be re­de­ployed to our other fa­cil­i­ties in On­tario,” Charles Malo, pres­i­dent and CEO of Cas­cades, stated in the re­lease.

“This de­ci­sion will al­low us to bet­ter align our ex­ist­ing pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity and to im­prove ser­vice for our val­ued cus­tomers.”

The re­lease states that the com­pany will try to re­lo­cate Peter­bor­ough and Bar­rie em­ploy­ees to other jobs within the com­pany.

If that’s not pos­si­ble for some, states the re­lease, the com­pany will as­sist them as they look for other work.

The Coyle Pack­ag­ing Group was founded in Scar­bor­ough in

1966 and opened a plant in Peter­bor­ough in 1997.

The plant was ini­tially on Jame­son Dr. but re­lo­cated to a smaller fa­cil­ity on The Kingsway in 2010 when the group down­sized from six plants to four.

Coyle once em­ployed for­mer Peter­bor­ough MPP Jeff Leal, be­fore he was elected to the provin­cial Leg­is­la­ture in 2003.

Com­pany founder Gor­don Coyle and his wife Kay once lived in Peter­bor­ough; three of their four sons were born here.

That was prior to the found­ing of the com­pany (which took place in Scar­bor­ough).

Coyle Pack­ag­ing on The Kingsway makes cor­ru­gated sheets as well as items such as boxes, trays and dis­plays.

CLIF­FORD SKARSTEDT EX­AM­INER

The for­mer Coyle Pack­ag­ing Group op­er­a­tion on The Kingsway, now owned by Cas­cades, seen Wed­nes­day, will be clos­ing its doors by De­cem­ber.

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