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Kruger Products L.P. operates four papermaking plants in Canada, consisting of three in Québec and one in British Columbia as well as two converting facilities in Ontario. These facilities are located close to key markets and provide a competitive product advantage, enabling operational and pricing flexibility and lower distribution costs. The Company’s papermaking capacity currently represents approximately one-third of the total installed Canadian capacity.

U.S. operations are located in Memphis, Tennessee and include both the Light Dry Crepe (LDC) operations and the Through-Air-Drying (TAD) facility.

Kruger Products L.P. regularly invests in its plants to maintain them in good working condition and/or to upgrade or increase capacity to meet increasing customer demand. All paper plants and converting facilities and related land are owned, except for the land on which the Gatineau Plant is built, which is subject to a lease.

Facility in Gatineau, Québec

The Gatineau Tissue plant comprises a distribution center, a converting facility and a plant. It operates three paper machines and state-of-the-art converting equipment to produce well-known products such as Scotties®, White Swan® facial tissues, napkins and bathroom tissues.

Manufacturing Capacity:

93,000 metric tonnes/year

Certifications:

  • HACCP [Food Contact - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points]
  • ISO 9001:2008
  • UL ECOLOGO®-certified products
  • FSC® (Chain of Custody)
  • GMA
  • C-TPAT

Facilities in Crabtree and Sherbrooke, Québec

A large range of domestic and industrial tissue products are manufactured at the Crabtree and Sherbrooke plants. Best known among these products are Cashmere®, SpongeTowels®, White Swan® and Purex®.

In addition to its five paper machines, the Crabtree plant has a deinking and recycling paper plant, a converting facility and shipping facilities. The Sherbrooke plant has one paper machine and storage facilities. This plant’s paper is used in finished products at Crabtree.

Manufacturing Capacity:

Crabtree plant: 91,000 metric tonnes/year
Sherbrooke plant: 24,000 metric tonnes/year

Certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • UL ECOLOGO®-certified products
  • FSC® (Chain of Custody)
  • GMP (Crabtree Only)
  • C-TPAT

New Westminster, British Columbia

The production facilities include two paper machines and nine converting units, producing a full line of well-known away-from-home and consumer products, such as Purex®, Scotties®, White Swan® and SpongeTowels®. It is the major distribution centre for Western Canada, shipping mainly via truck. The New Westminster plant utilizes kraft pulp and recycled fibre.

Certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • FSC® (Chain of Custody)

Scarborough, Ontario and Trenton, Ontario

These facilities include 20 converting units in the Scarborough and 8 converting units in the Trenton producing bathroom tissue, napkins, hand towels and facial tissue to serve the Away From Home Division. Key products include Chalet®, Embassy®, White Swan® and Metro®.

Certifications:

  • UL ECOLOGO® certified products
  • FSC® (Chain of Custody)

Memphis, Tennessee (USA)

The plant is situated on 80 acres (32 hectares) of land just north of downtown Memphis and, with over 40 acres (16 hectares) under its roof, is the largest single structure in the city. Production facilities include three paper machines and converting lines. The plant produces the full range of bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towels and napkins under the White Cloud® brand and several private labels. With the installation of a new TAD machine completed, the total production increased to 110,000 metric tonnes.

Manufacturing Capacity:

110,000 metric tonnes/year

Certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2015
  • FSC® (Chain of Custody)