Cascades, officially inaugurated its new state-of-the-art, 284,000-square-foot tissue converting facility in Scappoose, Oregon.
The US$64 million facility is equipped with best-in-class converting lines, high-speed rewinders and folders, and one of the fastest bath lines in the world. The new facility manufactures towel and tissue products under the Cascades PRO™ brand, a leader in the United States and Canadian Away-from-Home markets. The line of products includes hand towels, bathroom tissue, napkins, kitchen roll towels, facial tissue, wipers and dispensers.
“This new facility extends the breadth of our national coverage, and will enable us to better serve our customers in the southern and western United States. The Scappoose facility will also allow us to increase our converting capacity and integration rate as we will be using tissue paper produced at our St-Helens plant located just eight miles away. Our new facility will have a production capacity of nearly six million cases per year of virgin and recycled bathroom tissue products and paper hand towels. It also offers possibilities for future expansion” said Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades.