Canadelle, the Canadian division of American underwear manufacturer Hanes, will shut down its head office and distribution centre on Metropolitan Blvd. in St. Leonard.
170 people will lose their jobs — 100 at the Canadian head office and 70 others at the distribution centre — by the end of 2014.
It's a cost-cutting measure — most of the company's Canadian operations will be transferred to Winston-Salem, N.C., where Hanes' head office is.
The company sells underwear under the Hanes, Wonderbra and Champion brands, among others.