Baxter Canada to close plant, 135 to lose jobs

Fresh off the news Stryker was cutting jobs at its Irish plant in Cork Co., Ireland, Baxter Canada will close its Sherbrooke, Quebec, plant Dec. 9, The Canadian Press is reporting. The move will put 135 people out of work as the company relocates production to plants in the U.S., Costa Rica and Singapore.

The news came a shock to Sherbrooke Mayor Bernard Sevigny, who said the city had no warning. Indeed, Baxter Canada celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Sherbrooke plant in 2008.

The company's plants in Alliston and Mississauga, Ontario are not affected by this action, and Baxter Canada still intends to move its new headquarters to Mississauga in September, the news service reports.

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