VOL. 126 | NO. 119 | Monday, June 20, 2011
Buckeye Technologies Closing Canadian Plant
MEMPHIS (AP) — Fiber and woven goods maker Buckeye Technologies Inc. said Friday that will close a Canadian manufacturing facility by the end of 2012.
The company said it is closing the plant for a number of reasons, including distance from suppliers, customers and a strong Canadian dollar. The move will eliminate 95 jobs.
The plant, located in Delta, British Columbia, makes a light, absorbent, semi-finished product used in everything from baby wipes to feminine hygiene products. Buckeye has owned and operated the facility since 1997.
Following the closure, Buckeye will produce the products in its other facilities in Gaston County, N.C., and Steinfurt, Germany.
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