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Cascades adds $35-million for more capacity

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

Automation added capacity Cascades Inc. paper products

Adding a second paper converter at its St. Helens, Oregon plant will boost napkin, hand towel capacity to 120,000 tons annually.

KINGSEY FALLS, Que.—Cascades Inc. is investing an estimated $35-million adding a second machine to convert paper for hand towels and napkins at its St. Helens, Oregon plant, which will boost tissue manufacturing capacity by 55,000 tons up to 120,000 tons per year.

To be installed and in service by Q4 of 2014, Cascades says it will not only add 29 more jobs, but will ensure 59 others will keep theirs at this mill.

“The retrofitting of an existing machine will allow us to bring the additional capacity to (the West Coast) market at a reduced capital cost and on a faster timeline than if we were to build a new machine,” says Cascades Tissue Group chief executive officer Suzanne Blanchet via a prepared statement.

“Moreover, the addition of a second machine will allow us to improve the overall operating efficiency of the St. Helen’s operation as a whole.”


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