Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Beaulieu to halt production at Wickham spinning plant
Beaulieu to halt production at Wickham spinning plant
Jun '08
Beaulieu Canada announced to its employees that it will be suspending production at its spinning plant in Wickham (located in Centre-du-Québec).

The company's decision will be effective as of July 26, 2008 and will affect the plant's eight management staff, the 69 unionized employees currently working at the plant and the 110 unionized employees who have been on the recall list for two years or less.

Beaulieu Canada's Wickham plant produces yarn used mainly to manufacture carpets for the new housing construction market in Canada.

The company's decision was necessary due to overcapacity at its Wickham plant. Since 2005, orders for spun yarns had reduced significantly.

This reduction combined with a stronger Canadian dollar and having to sustain higher wages has led to uncompetitive conversion costs. The type of yarns made at the Wickham facility will now be sourced from a related plant in the U.S.

Beaulieu Canada is seeking a buyer for the Wickham building and the plant's equipment. In the meantime, the company will continue to perform full interior and exterior maintenance at the plant.

Beaulieu Canada will continue its manufacturing operations at its facility in Farnham and its two other facilities in Acton Vale.

The Farnham plant produces continuous filament yarn. In Acton Vale, one of the plants produces carpeting while the other produces bath mats. The production halt at the Wickham plant will not affect Beaulieu Canada's orders, customers or products.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search