Cascades to build new packaging plant in New Jersey

04 Aug 2017 − 

Cascades wants to increase its integration rate and has therefore decided to build a new packaging plant with a capacity of 220 million m².

Canadian manufacturer of packaging and tissue products Cascades is expanding. The company announced the construction of a new plant for corrugated packaging in Piscataway in the US state of New Jersey. The project requires an investment of $80m.

According to Cascades, the Piscataway plant will be built on an area of around 35,000 m² and will have an annual capacity of around 220 million m² of corrugated packaging products. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2018. A total of 120 new jobs are said to be created.

The project would increase the company's integration rate by approximately 5%, said Cascades. To convert more of its containerboard internally is one of the strategic aims of the company. Cascades furthermore said the investment was also part of its continuing process to reorganise and consolidate its containerboard and packaging activities in the northeastern Unites States.

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