KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Sept. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades announces the
temporary shutdown of the Greenpac and Norampac Niagara Falls
containerboard mills following a fire that occurred on Saturday
September 20, 2014, in the old corrugated containers (OCC) stock piles
located outside of the mills. Both mills were quickly evacuated with no
injuries to personnel. The causes of the fire are currently unknown,
but local authorities are investigating to determine the potential
causes of this event.
The fire is now under control. Damage to the Greenpac Mill is limited to
the OCC stock pile and the OCC conveyor. Damage to the Norampac Niagara
Falls mill, while more extensive, is limited to the OCC stock pile,
pulper and stock preparation.
At this time firefighters are still onsite and it is still too early to
know when the mills will resume production.
Employees and customers will be informed as the situation evolves.
Additional information concerning the start-up of the mills will be
disclosed by press release as soon as it is known.
Norampac and Greenpac Mill manufacture different types of containerboard
that is used in the production of corrugated boxes. Norampac, a
division of Cascades, manufactures 100% recycled medium and has 137
employees. Greenpac Mill is a brand new state-of-the-art mill that
manufactures 100% recycled linerboard. Greenpac Mill has 118 employees
and is owned at 59% by Cascades, with three other partners. Greenpac
Mill started its production in July 2013.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and
tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The
Company employs close to 12,000 employees, who work in 100 production
units located in North America and Europe. With its management
philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous
efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades
continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come
to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under
the ticker symbol CAS.
SOURCE: Cascades Inc.
For further information:
Vice-president communication and public affairs
Cascades Inc. Tel.: 819-363-5167
Mobile : 418-573-2348
Director, Investor Relations
President and Chief Executive Officer
Norampac, a Division of Cascades Canada ULC
Web site: www.cascades.com
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