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Scappoose Converting Mill Manager Joe Ertolacci.

Single roll bath tissue on Line 2 at Scappoose.

converting. "Over time, it became clear that we
wanted to strengthen our presence on the West
Coast, to better serve customers by converting
our own product and selling our own brands,"
says Mario Plourde, Cascades' chief executive
officer. He notes that the Scappoose facility
gives Cascades a national presence.
"There's only one company in tissue investing heavily on the West Coast right now and
it's Cascades," says Jobin. "We have the right
people and the right assets. We hope everyone
will see this as a firm commitment to the tissue
sector on the West Coast."
The total investment in the Scappoose converting facility was US$64 million. The facility

will have a production capacity of nearly six
million cases per year of virgin and recycled
hand towels and bath tissue.
The facility currently has three converting
lines. Cascades planned ahead to make sure
the new lines would stay busy, adding a second
paper machine at St. Helens in 2014. The new
capacity at St. Helens was geared specifically
for conversion into hand towels for the AFH
market (Cascades PRO line.) The St. Helens
mill provides 80-inch diameter jumbo rolls
made with virgin or recycled fiber. Forty percent of St. Helens' capacity will be sent straight
to Scappoose, creating considerable synergy
for the company. "The logistics for us were

Line 2 Roll Accumulator at the Scappoose facility.

really important. With a paper mill less than
10 miles from here, we can convert the product, then all the trim can go right back to the
mill and be recycled."
With a zero-incident safety record (see sidebar) and world-class equipment, the plant is
already making a strong showing. Supplier
relationships are part of the story. "Our goal is
not to squeeze suppliers for the best price, then
run their machine. They're part of our success,
and they know that," says Plourde. "We had
the owner of Bretting (at our inauguration).We
have a great relationship with them."
Converting line Number 3 is a Bretting,
adds Jobin. "Bretting told us that the

The Scappoose plant's lobby features a display
highlighting employee community involvement.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - January/February 2018

Setpoint
Over the Wire
On the Journey to Injury-Free
2018 Outlook
Welcome to Scappoose
A Novel Synthetic Adsorbent for Pitch Control
TAPPI Journal Summaries
A New Resource for R&M Professionals
Reliability Interview: Steven Mjoen, Catalyst Paper
Leadership in Reliability & Maintenance
Global Trade and the Pulp and Paper Industry
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Advertisers’ Index
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Intro
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - cover1
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - cover2
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 3
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 4
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 5
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Setpoint
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 7
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Over the Wire
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 9
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - On the Journey to Injury-Free
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 11
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 12
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 13
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 2018 Outlook
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 15
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 16
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 17
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Welcome to Scappoose
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 19
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert1
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert2
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 20
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 21
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 22
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 23
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 24
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 25
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - A Novel Synthetic Adsorbent for Pitch Control
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 27
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 28
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 29
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 31
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 32
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Reliability Interview: Steven Mjoen, Catalyst Paper
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Leadership in Reliability & Maintenance
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert3
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert4
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 36
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Global Trade and the Pulp and Paper Industry
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - TAPPI News
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - ASPI News
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Advertisers’ Index
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