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Cascades to renovate Michigan plant

Canadian green packaging manufacturer Cascades has announced plans to invest up to $750000 in its Cascades Enviropac HPM plant located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US. The company will add new equipment by the end of 2012 and beginning 2013 to renovate the plant and optimize its overall efficiency.

The investment will increase Cascades’ industrial product offering such as Technicomb protective packaging systems, Flexicomb flexible protective packaging and ThermaFresh recyclable therma-insulator containers for fresh food conservation. Made of honeycomb paperboard and fiber composites which are recyclable, the products serve as alternatives to traditional packaging.

Cascades said the investment will also strengthen the company’s market shares in the Central and Midwest Regions and allow the company to retain jobs in the plant and its offices.

Cascades Specialty Products Group Industrial Packaging sector general manager Simon Gosselin commenting on the development said: "These investments are directly in line with Cascades’ key strategic axes to further support the operations, with the ultimate goal of assuring the commercial success of our innovative, eco-designed products."