Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dixie Cup Plant to Close in Brampton, Ont., 133 Workers to Lose Jobs

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dixie Cup Plant to Close in Brampton, Ont., 133 Workers to Lose Jobs

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Brampton, Ont. Dixie cup plant to close

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More than 100 employees will lose their jobs after Georgia-Pacific announced it will close its Dixie cup manufacturing plant in Brampton, Ont.

"The decision was based on kind of business needs and customer demand," said spokesman Kelly Ferguson.

"It really is just a reflection of the market and the demand for our cup products."

The plant will close no later than the fourth quarter of the company's financial year, he said.

The move will cost 128 manufacturing workers and five customer service employees their positions. They were informed of the decision last week.

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