A major industrial tax contributor in Kamloops is about to shut down. After more than 40 years in Kamloops, Arclin Performance Applied, better known simply as "Arclin," will close at the end of June. Arclin is one of four industrial manufacturers that pay hefty tax bills to the city. Domtar pays about $6 million dollars a year in taxes, while Arclin is at the low end of the scale, spending about $120,000 dollars.
The plant, located just off the Halston connector, manufactures resins, or glue, which is used in construction panels. The company's seven Kamloops employees will be laid off when the plant shuts down on June 30th. The company says it will support them through the shutdown, necessitated by the market.