Canadian Manufacturing

Cascades building US$64M tissue plant in Oregon

The highly automated plant is expected to create 200 jobs during construction; Cascades says it will employ 80 people when fully operational



PHOTO: Cascades

The Quebec-based company said the new facility will create 80 jobs. PHOTO: Cascades

KINGSEY FALLS, Que.—Quebec-based Cascades Inc. says it will build a US$64-million plant in Oregon to make bathroom tissue and paper hand towels.

The company says the plant will be highly automated and employ 80 people when the construction is finished.

It expects to create 200 jobs during the construction phase and to commission the plant in the first quarter of 2017.

The new plant will be built in Scappoose, Ore., about 12 kilometres from another tissue production plant in St. Helens.

The company said incentive programs from local, regional and state government were a key part of the decision, but didn’t announce details of the incentives.

Cascades Tissue Group counts itself as the fourth-largest tissue paper manufacturer in North America. It’s a division of Cascades Inc., which makes its packaging and tissue products mainly from recycled fibres.

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