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Cascades expands tissue production in SE US

A $55 million investment in Wagram, NC moves it closer to key markets.


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The converting plant will have an annual capacity of approximately 10 million cases. Photo: Cascades

WAGRAM, NC — Cascades Inc. is targeting the southeast US market with a $55 million investment in a Wagram, NC tissue converting facility.

The manufacturer of green packaging and tissue paper products based in Kingsey Falls, Que. said the investment will reorganize and expand its converting activities in the southeast US.

Start-up is planned for the end of 2014.

Suzanne Blanchet, Cascades Tissue Group’s president and CEO, said the investment in one of the fastest growing US markets involves relocating equipment presently used elsewhere, by adding new manufacturing equipment and installing robotized warehouse management.

“By doing so, we are moving closer to many key markets, and improving our productivity and logistics while enhancing customer service,” she said in a statement.

The converting plant will have an annual capacity of approximately 10 million cases on six converting lines to produce bathroom tissue, kitchen towels, paper napkins and hand towels.

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