Cascades invests $750,000 in new equipment
By Canadian Packaging StaffGeneral Cascades
Substantial investments for its Michigan plant will support its new product innovation initiatives.
Cascades Inc., a Kingsey Falls, Que.-based leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, has announced a substantial investment of $750,000 in its Cascades Enviropac HPM, LLC plant, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
By the end of 2012 and beginning 2013, new equipment will be added to modernize the plant and optimize its overall efficiency, from the competitiveness, quality and service standpoints—investments that will allow the company retain jobs in the plant and its offices.
As well, Cascades realizes that the investment will allow it to strengthen its market shares in the Central and Midwest Regions, while increasing its industrial product offering such as Technicomb protective packaging systems, Flexicomb flexible protective packaging (see photo above), and ThermaFresh recyclable therma-insulator containers for fresh food conservation.
According to Cascades, these products are the perfect alternatives to traditional packaging, since they are made of honeycomb paperboard and fiber composites which are recyclable.
“These investments are directly in line with Cascades’ key strategic axes to further support the operations, with the ultimate goal of assuring the commercial success of our innovative, eco-designed products,” says Industrial Packaging sector of Cascades Specialty Products Group general manager Simon Gosselin.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. For more information, visit www.cascades.com.