Yahoo! News – Whirlpool to close its Montmagny, Que., plant, 500 to lose jobs: “About 60 workers will be laid off by the end of February and the rest in mid-May. The plant opened in the community 65 kilometres southeast of Quebec City in 1867.
Ivan Menard, a consulant, said the factory is just too old, and too far from Quebec’s major cities. “