Panolam Industries’ Huntsville, Ontario plant is not in danger of closing, contrary to some reports, says its plant manager Glenn West.
Mr West made the comments as reports circulated about substantial job cuts at the company in the past year. Since March 2008, Panolam has reduced its workforce from 214 to 152, reports The Huntsville Forester .
Mr West said that, overall, 2008 had been slower than normal, but that the industry had still experienced the historical slowdown in the fall.
The Huntsville plant produces particleboard and thermally fused melamine panels for office furniture, kitchen cabinets, and retail shop fixtures.