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Cascades to Modernize Michigan Packaging Plant

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Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, this week announced that it will make substantial investments, up to $750 000 in its Cascades Enviropac HPM plant in Grand Rapids, Mich., USA. By the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013, new equipment will be added to modernize the packaging products plant and optimize its overall efficiency, from the competitiveness, quality, and service standpoints. These investments will also allow the company to retain jobs in the plant and its offices.

The investment will also allow Cascades to strengthen its market shares in the Central and Midwest U.S. Regions, while increasing its industrial product offering for products such as Technicomb™ protective packaging systems, Flexicomb® flexible protective packaging, and ThermaFresh™ recyclable therma-insulator containers for fresh food conservation. These products are made of honeycomb paperboard and fiber composites that are recyclable.

Simon Gosselin, GM of the Industrial Packaging sector of Cascades Specialty Products Group, noted that "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."

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts, and markets packaging and tissue products composed mainly of recycled fibers. The company employs more than 12,000 people who work at more than 100 units in North America and Europe.


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