Mattel Inc. says the Mega Bloks factory that came into its fold in 2014 will shut down next year, triggering 580 layoffs in Montreal. The Mattel logo at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase is pictured in New York City, April 26, 2018. (The Canadian Press/AP-Richard Drew)

Mattel Inc. to close plant in Montreal

The owners of Mega Bloks, Mattel Inc. will close down its Montreal plant. The closure is expected to impact 580 jobs.

“It’s been our privilege to operate a manufacturing facility in Saint-Laurent. As part of a broader, company-wide effort to maximize the efficiency of our global supply chain, we will consolidate our Saint-Laurent manufacturing operation with other facilities in our network,” said a Mattel spokesperson in an email.

“We are grateful for the important contributions that the local manufacturing team has made to Mega.”

The plant will completely shut down in 2021. 

However, according to a Mattel Inc. spokesperson, 230 corporate and design employees from the Mega Brands office will remain in the city.

Mattel Inc. purchased Mega Brands, which makes Mega Bloks, in 2014. 

With files from The Canadian Press

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