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Cascades Inaugurates Its Expanded Drummondville Packaging Plant

Cascades inauguration in Drummondville, Quebec

Sept. 12, 2017 - Cascades Inc. yesterday celebrated the official inauguration of its expanded corrugated packaging plant in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada — a $26.4-million investment.

Attendees of the inauguration included Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, Laurent Lessard, Minister responsible for the Centre-du-Quebec region, Alexandre Cusson, Mayor of Drummondville, and Cascades customers, suppliers and employees.

Cascades acknowledges the government's contribution to this project in the form of a $6-million loan from Investissement Quebec.

“The Drummondville expansion is a concrete example of our continuing efforts to modernize our manufacturing equipment,” said Mario Plourde, President and CEO of Cascades. “By investing in high performance and state-of-the-art technology such as that used in Drummondville, the company not only consolidates the plant's 214 jobs, but also its position as a leader in containerboard packaging in Canada and the Northeastern U.S.”

The 45,000 sq. ft. expansion allowed for the installation of a new corrugator. The new equipment has been operating since early 2016 and the ramp-up period is now complete. The plant produces cardboard boxes used to package products made in Quebec and the United States — particularly food products.

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. To learn more, please visit: www.cascades.com.

SOURCE: Cascades, Inc.