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Cascades announces temporary shutdown of paper machine at its Oregon tissue facility
September 21, 2022 By P&PC Staff
Cascades announces the temporary shutdown of one of its two tissue paper machines at its St. Helens, Oregon facility. The machine is capable of producing 50,000 tons of tissue annually, made from virgin fibre. The machine supplies the company’s converting plants, primarily the Scappoose, Oregon facility.
The shutdown will not affect the production of the second tissue machine, which is located in a separate building.
Inspections carried out during the facility’s annual maintenance shutdown earlier this month indicated that additional verification of the structural condition of the building is required. The length of the shutdown is currently being determined.
Cascades noted in a statement that the safety of its employees is a priority.
The company is currently evaluating the financial and operational impacts of this situation on the forecasts for its tissue operations in the current year. It will provide additional information once this analysis has been completed.
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