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Cascades invests $750,000 to modernize Michigan plant

Grand Rapids getting new equipment to increase efficiency.


August 7, 2012
by PLANT STAFF

Cascade recovery containers. Photo: Cascades

KINGSEY FALLS, Que.: Cascades is investing up to $750 000 to modernize its Cascades Enviropac plant in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Kinsey Falls, Que.-based manufacturer of green paper products said new equipment will be installed in the plant by the end of this year and beginning of 2013 to increase efficiency and retain jobs.

The investment will help Cascades “strengthen its market shares in the Central and Midwest regions,” it said in a release.

The company intends to increase its industrial product offerings such as Technicomb and Flexicomb flexible protective packaging systems, and its ThermaFresh recyclable therma-insulator. Made of recyclable honeycomb paperboard and fibre composites, they are described as alternatives to traditional packaging.

Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The company employs more than 12,000 employees, who work in over 100 plants in North America and Europe.