PaperWorks Industries, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., announced plans to optimize folding carton production across its network of nine North American converting facilities. As part of this effort, operations at the company’s Baie D'Urfé, Québec, Canada manufacturing facility will close permanently by the end of February 2016.

“We considered many different options across our folding carton manufacturing footprint in order to improve service levels for our customers, strengthen our competitiveness and support long-term growth. Ultimately, our decision was driven by the desire to position folding carton production closer to geographic areas in which the majority of our customers are located,” says Kevin Kwilinski, president and CEO.

The Baie D'Urfé facility has been in operation since 1979 and currently manufactures folding cartons for a variety of products, including frozen food, beverage and institutional foodservice, among others. The 165,000-square-foot location employs 150 people.