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Cascades ramps up production at Montreal-area plant after $26.4M expansion

The project added 45,000 sq. ft. of floorspace and new equipment at the tissue paper and packaging company's facility in Drummondville


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The plant manufactures boxes for the Canadian and U.S. markets. PHOTO: Cascades

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que.—Cascades Inc. has ramped up production at a newly-expanded plant outside Montreal to full capacity after a two-year expansion project.

The company, which makes tissue products and packaging materials, spent $26.4 million to expand the footprint of its Drummondville, Que. by 45,000 sq. ft. and install a new corrugator that’s used as part of the production process for cardboard boxes.

“This new equipment allows us to produce higher-quality packaging and increases our efficiency and flexibility to better serve our customers,” Charles Malo, president and COO of Cascades Containerboard Packaging, said in a statement. “Along with the purchase or construction of new plants in Connecticut and New Jersey, this investment demonstrates Cascades’ desire to grow and gain market share.”

The expansion helped the company maintain 214 jobs at the plant and received support from Investissement Québec in the form of a $6 million loan guarantee.

The company started the expansion project in late 2015.


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