Ontario company boosts paper towel supply to meet demands of second coronavirus wave

Sep 23 2020, 7:09 am

An Ontario company is boosting paper towel supply to meet demands of the impending second COVID-19 wave.

Kruger Products, which is headquartered in Ontario, said that while there is no shortage of paper towel, they are seeing an increase demand for it due to people spending more time cooking and cleaning at home.

“Kruger Products has optimized its seven plants located across Canada to meet this increase demand. Our new plant in Sherbrooke, QC is coming on board in early 2021 and will add up to 20% of bathroom tissue and paper towel capacity at maturity. We are trying to advance production as much as possible to help on supply,” a spokesperson told Daily Hive.

Preparing for the paper towel demands sounds eerily similar to the toilet paper shortages seen at the beginning of the pandemic.

Back in March, people were “panic buying” in stores with Premier Doug Ford at the time telling people to practice “normal grocery buying habits.”

At grocery stores in Toronto, and all over Ontario, toilet paper, hand sanitizers, and dried food were nearly wiped out.

While supply seems to be healthy, it’s good to know that companies have our back when it comes to those home essentials.

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