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Cascades invests $13 million in Vaudreuil and Drummondville


December 2, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Cascades Inc. has upgraded two Norampac plants in Vaudreuil and Drummondville, Que., with new printing presses. The two facilities specialize in manufacturing corrugated packaging products.

Cascades Inc. has upgraded two Norampac plants in Vaudreuil and Drummondville, Que., with new printing presses. The two facilities specialize in manufacturing corrugated packaging products.

Charles Malo, vice-president and chief operating officer for packaging at Norampac stated, “This major investment in Québec is part of our efforts to modernize Norampac’s and Cascades’ assets. Similar investments were made at several of Norampac’s corrugated converting plants in Ontario, and productivity at the plants increased significantly.”

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The Evol presses, made by Japanese company Mitsubishi, offer the latest in printing technology, including high-speed production. The investment of more than $13 million will allow the Norampac plants to increase productivity, versatility and the quality of their products, the company says.

The new press at the Vaudreuil plant has been in operation since September, and the press at the Drummondville plant was commissioned at the beginning of November.

“The new state-of-the-art equipment is part of our plan to increase our productivity and market share by focusing on strategic sectors as a means of keeping the company on track as we move forward. Today’s gesture demonstrates the trust we are placing in the employees at the Vaudreuil and Drummondville plants,” added Alain Lemaire, Cascades’ executive chairman of the board.

Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres.