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Legault calls for a boycott as a Sico company to close the Quebec plant


CTV Montreal

Published on Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:11 AM EST

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:18 EST

Sico, based in Quebec, is about to close a plant in Beauport and close a distribution center in the Montreal area.

Production will be transferred to a facility in Ontario.

The parent company PPG said the closure is planned for September 2019 and will affect 125 employees.

Sico's headquarters are in Longueuil and the company promised to maintain "a strong presence in Quebec and Canada".

Union officials said their move hit and hoped the provincial government would intervene.

They underlined that Prime Minister Francois Legault was on Sico's board of directors at one point.

On Thursday, Legault said he was disturbed by the move and said Quebecers should boycott the company if it stops producing color in the province.

Sico was established in Quebec in 1937 and was acquired by AkzoNobel in 2006, which was acquired by PPG Architectural Coatings in 2013.

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