Reynolds Food Packaging will close a thermoforming plant in Laval, Quebec, by October, the company said in a May 13 news release.
The plant, which produces plastic packaging used in the supermarket, food processing and food service markets, employs 120.
``The decision to close this plant was very difficult,'' said Chuck Garlock, general manager of Lincolnshire-based Reynolds Food Packaging-Canada. ``Despite the outstanding efforts of our workforce, the competitiveness and demands of the market cannot support this facility.''
Reynolds Food Packaging-Canada will continue to maintain its distribution center and administrative offices in Laval and will continue to make packaging products at a facility in Summerstown, Ontario. Company officials could not be reached for further comment.
The Laval plant was one of the properties Alcoa Inc., Reynolds' former parent company, acquired in 2002 when it bought Ivex Packaging Corp.
Auckland, New Zealand-based private investment firm Rank Group Ltd. recently added Alcoa Inc.'s packaging and consumer businesses to its operations in a $2.7 billion acquisition.