Originally Posted by GeeCee
A paper industry plant closing isn't exactly headline news these days. It's a dying industry, and is happening more and more frequently. It was also initially announced and reported in the media back in September. No sense in moaning about it now.
Maybe if the mill produced phone book paper or newsprint, but this was a box factory. When was the last time you needed to packaged something, but used the internet instead?
Not only that, but Cascades is all into this "green" manufacturing, and what is more green than manufacturing with steam energy produced by recycling? In reality, they are just closing the plant here and one in Quebec and moving into a facility in NY, so they can export raw materials at bargain basement rates and escape our taxes. I mean, the mills are in Niagara Falls; its almost impossible to be closer to Canada without being in Canada.
But instead of a story about a Canadian company exporting jobs and resources to the US, its about how the taxpayer is on the hook for $4 million. Instead of a story about how we should be shaking our fist at a greedy Quebec company, we get a story that wants us to shake our fist at Metro Vancouver for building such a stupid machine. "It so stupid it was only good for one thing and now THEY don't even want it, isn't the government stupid!"