Cascades inaugurated its newest and most modern containerboard packaging plant, a US$76 million investment in state-of-the-art equipment.
Located in Piscataway, New Jersey, the new plant is 450,000 sq. ft. With 170 employees, the facility has an annual production capacity of 2.4 billion square feet. The operation will allow Cascades to increase its internal integration of parent roll production.
“The inauguration of this significant investment highlights our commitment to both the modernization of our asset base, and the consolidation of our containerboard and packaging activities in the Northeastern U.S. It also represents a continuation of the important projects that we have carried out in recent years, including the Greenpac Mill in New York State and the Oregon tissue converting facility. With a strategic location in the heart of the markets we serve, the plant will allow us to pursue our growth strategy in the U.S. I am also pleased to note that the project was delivered both under budget and on time,” said Cascades President and Chief Executive Officer, Mario Plourde.
Founded in 1964, Cascades offers sustainable, innovative and value-added solutions for packaging, hygiene and recovery needs. The company employs 11,000 women and men, who work in over 90 production units in North America and Europe.