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What toilet paper shortage? Kruger Products donates care packages to health-care workers


May 5, 2020
By Talent Canada Staff

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The Gatineau Mills are located in the heart of the National Capital Region and offer rich, dynamic career opportunities to its employees. (CNW Group/Kruger Products L.P.)

Kruger Products is teaming up with Mercedez-Benz Canada in donating personal care packages to more than 1,200 front-line health-care workers at L’Hôpital de Gatineau in Quebec.

“Our team of 400 employees wants to recognize the healthcare heroes who put their lives on the line to protect us every day,” said Daniel Morneau, General Manager at the Kruger Products’ 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.”

History of corporate social responsibility

The Gatineau Mills has stepped up numerous times over the years during times of need, including a tornado in 2018 and floods in 2019.

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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 also 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 new public park, set to open in 2021.

Recruitment in a pandemic

The company called the current job market “challenging” but said it continues to recruit and hire talent to manufacture and deliver tissue products.

“You immediately feel a sense of community at the Gatineau Mills,” said 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.”

Kruger said health and safety are among its core principal values, and Gatineau Mills is proud to celebrate safety milestones including 250,000 hours and 111 days without incidents, in 2018 and 2020 respectively.