Cascades Inaugurates Greenpac Mill in Niagara Falls, New York
Greenpac is a company created by Cascades in partnership with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Jamestown Container and Containerboard Partners. According to the firm, considered the most advanced facility of its kind in North America, Greenpac manufactures a lightweight linerboard, made with 100% recycled fibers, on a single machine having a trim of 328 inches with an annual production capacity of 540,000 short tons. Built and operated by Norampac, a division of Cascades, the Greenpac Mill employs 135 people.
"The investment we are inaugurating today is the tangible result of the deployment of our strategic plan aiming to position Cascades as a leader in the packaging industry in terms of both productivity and profitability. Greenpac offers high-performance and innovative products that will enable us to better fulfill the needs of our customers, with one of the lowest costs in the industry," stated Mario Plourde, President/CEO of Cascades.
"We are very proud to officially inaugurate Greenpac today, with the people who have helped make this major project a reality," added Charles Malo, COO of Norampac. "Greenpac's success since launching operations has confirmed that we made the right choice by investing in modern equipment and technologies that enable us to offer superior-quality products."
"We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyody who has played a role in this project including, in particular, all the employees and suppliers who have been involved in building and operating the mill, and our partners in this project, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Jamestown Container and Containerboard Partners," added Mr. Malo.
This project was also made possible thanks to the involvement of organizations such as the State of New York, the City of Niagara Falls, the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, the New York Power Authority, the New York Department of Environment Conservation and Empire State Development.
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