KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades Inc. (TSX:
CAS), a leader in recovery and in green packaging and tissue paper
products, is pleased to announce that its Cascades Transport division
will contribute to reducing the problems linked to traffic congestion.
Cascades Transport is now offering price reductions to its customers
provided they agree to receive their deliveries on the Island of
Montreal outside of peak hours, that is, between 8:00 p.m. and 4:00
a.m. Besides alleviating this social problem, this measure will
contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Cascades thus hopes to
avoid the annual emission of approximately 25,000 kg of CO2 equivalent.
"A pioneer in the field of green transportation, Cascades is proud to
propose a positive solution to traffic-related problems, underlined
Jean-Yves Delisle, General Manager of Cascades Transport. And we hope
that the rest of the industry will follow suit."
This initiative complements a long series of measures implemented by
Cascades Transport over the last several years, such as the
installation of streamlined side skirts which increases aerodynamic
performance and auxiliary heating systems and air-conditioning in truck
cabs, as well as the application of incentives that target the behavior
of drivers. The performance of Cascades Transport has garnered
numerous awards, two of which are the Prix Energia, awarded by
l'Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l'énergie.
These new measures represent a 10% reduction in price and are effective
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and
tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The
Company employs close to 11,000 employees, who work in more than 100
units located in North America and Europe. Its management philosophy,
its more than 45 years of experience in recycling and its continued
efforts in research and development are strengths that enable Cascades
to create new products for its customers. Cascades' shares trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
Certain statements in this release, including statements regarding
future results and performance, are forward-looking statements (as such
term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995) based on current expectations. The accuracy of such statements is
subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may
cause actual results to differ materially from those projected,
including, but not limited to, the effect of general economic
conditions, decreases in demand for the Company's products, increases
in raw material costs, fluctuations in selling prices and adverse
changes in general market and industry conditions and other factors
listed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
SOURCE CASCADES INC.
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