TORONTO, May 5, 2020 - More than 1,200 hardworking frontline healthcare workers at L'Hôpital de Gatineau will receive much-needed personal care packages of made-in-Quebec tissue products courtesy of their admirers at Kruger Products' Gatineau Mills, today.
"Our team of 400 employees wants to recognize the healthcare heroes who put their lives on the line to protect us every day," says Daniel Morneau, General Manager at the Gatineau Mills. "And today we're #RollingItForward with much-needed gifts of Cashmere Bathroom Tissue, SpongeTowels Paper Towel and Scotties Facial Tissue in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Canada."
The Gatineau Mills has a rich, one-hundred-year history in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. It employs more than 400 people who play a critical role manufacturing and distributing top quality tissue products across Canada. "Our Gatineau Mills team takes tremendous pride in our beautiful location, with views of parliament and the Ottawa River, and the tight-knit communities that surround it," says Mr. Morneau. "We're grateful to be part of the Ottawa-Gatineau region, and give back to our community whenever we can lend a helping hand," adds Amélie Trépanier, Human Resources Manager.
Philanthropic Community Leader
The Gatineau Mills has a longstanding tradition of supporting its neighbours in times of need, including: the tornado of 2018, the 2019 flood, and now, the COVID-19 global pandemic. Earlier this year, the Gatineau Mills family raised more than $12,000 for local charities including the Gatineau Social Pediatric Centre, and Moisson Outaouais. The team has proudly supported local food banks by way of tissue product donation, including Bouffe Pontiac and the Banque alimentaire de la Petite-Nation. Kruger Products also reached agreement with the National Capital Commission to turn one of its Gatineau Mills private parking lots into a gorgeous new public park, set to open in 2021.
Positive Environmental Impact
The Gatineau Mills and its parent Kruger Products L.P. are national leaders in sustainability initiatives and reducing environmental impact. In November 2019, the Gatineau plant received ISO 50001 certification for energy management ― making Gatineau the first site to receive this certification from the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ). The Gatineau Mills significantly improved its environmental performance by reducing its energy intensity by 25% between 2009 and 2019.
Now Hiring, Safety First.
In the midst of this challenging job market, the Gatineau Mills continue to recruit and hire talent to manufacture and deliver the tissue products we depend on ― with rewarding jobs at many levels of the organization. "You immediately feel a sense of community at the Gatineau Mills," says Engineering Manager Martin Dumais, who joined Kruger Products nine years ago. "The people, the work, and the high standards of quality and safety inspire me to learn and grow within the Kruger family."
Millennials are attracted to Kruger Products because of its award-winning reputation. Named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2020 and for several years before that, Kruger Products is recognized for its exciting careers offering advancement and training, industry-leading safety protocols, and opportunities to give back to the community. Health and safety are the company's principal values, and the Gatineau Mills are proud to celebrate safety milestones including 250,000 hours and 111 days without incidents, in 2018 and 2020 respectively.
Applications for job openings at Kruger Products Gatineau Mills are posted here.
About Kruger Products L.P.
Kruger Products is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use. Kruger Products serves the Canadian consumer market with well-known brands such as Cashmere®, Purex®, SpongeTowels® and Scotties®. A Greater Toronto Area Top Employer for the past eight years, Kruger Products has approximately 2,500 employees and was once again named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2020. The Company operates eight FSC® COC-certified (FSC® C-104904) production facilities in North America. For more information, visit www.krugerproducts.ca.
Source: Kruger Products L.P.