Layoff at Montebello Packaging
Though details are few, The Review has confirmed that Montebello Packaging has issued layoff notices to about 50 of its employees.
The company, which is located at 1036 Aberdeen Street in Hawkesbury, is once again under strain as a result of decreased demand for the products it makes.
It remains unclear how many employees are affected, but an information session for affected employees, organized by Service Canada and Ontario Works, was held on Monday, October 1.
In February, the company had to work with Service Canada beause 25 employees had their hours reduced.
The company faced similar challenges in 2009, but hopes remained high that demand for products would increase. So far, that hasn't happened.
For more than 50 years Montebello Packaging has focused on quality, performance, innovation and customer satisfaction. Montebello is a world-class manufacturer of collapsible aluminum and laminate tubes, ink markers, aluminum aerosols and all-plastic tubes.
Founded in the town of Montebello, Quebec, by Europeans with roots in tube manufacturing, operations commenced in 1952. Fifteen years later, the operation moved to its present location in Hawkesbury and has expanded six times.