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Hood Packaging to close plastic film plant in Canada

Hood Packaging has announced its intention to shut down its Burlington, Ontario, plastic film plant in Canada.

The plant closure, which will affect 65 workers, is expected to take place by 1 October 2013. Its production will be transferred to the company’s other plants in Calgary, Alberta, and Tyler, Texas.

According to the company, Hood paper plant in Burlington, which is unionized, is said to remain open.

Burlington facility produces linear low density polyethylene film as well as heavy-gauge industrial bags.

The company runs nine film plants in North America, which manufacture products including pouches, milk bags and laminations.