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Energizer to shut feminine care facility
July 8th, 2014
ST. LOUIS – Energizer Holdings Inc. plans to close its feminine care facility in Montreal by early 2017.
The company said Tuesday that the move is part of its previously announced restructuring program, and costs and savings from the closure are included in the estimated $350 million in total restructuring costs and $300 million in total gross restructuring savings.
"This was a difficult but necessary decision to maintain the company's position in this highly competitive business," stated David Hatfield, president and chief operating officer of Energizer Personal Care. "This decision is being announced now to maximize planning and transition time for all colleagues and the community. We will support our colleagues through this transition, and will work with local officials to ensure that support and resources to help colleagues re-enter the labor market are made available."
Energizer's feminine care brands include Playtex Carefree and Stayfree products. Feminine care production at the Montreal facility will be consolidated into the company's Delaware facility, maximizing cost and efficiencies, according to Energizer.
Consolidation will happen in phases from the summer of 2015 through early 2017. The Montreal facility currently employs 430 workers.