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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

Line 2 Roll Accumulator at the Scappoose facility.

were 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 Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018

Setpoint
Tissue Industry News
Welcome to Scappoose
Meeting the Challenge of e-Commerce
Tissue 2018 Comes to Appleton
Ensuring Rolls Run Right
Streamlining the Parent Roll Supply Chain
Gomà-Camps Creates an Edge, Again and Again
iT’s Tissue 2018 Set to Roll
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Intro
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover1
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - cover2
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 3
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 4
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 5
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Setpoint
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 7
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 8
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Tissue Industry News
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 10
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 11
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 12
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 13
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 14
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Welcome to Scappoose
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 16
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 17
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 18
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 19
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 20
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 21
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 22
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Meeting the Challenge of e-Commerce
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 24
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 25
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 26
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 27
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Tissue 2018 Comes to Appleton
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 29
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 30
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Ensuring Rolls Run Right
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 32
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 33
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 34
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Streamlining the Parent Roll Supply Chain
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 36
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 37
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 38
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - Gomà-Camps Creates an Edge, Again and Again
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 40
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 41
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 42
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - iT’s Tissue 2018 Set to Roll
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Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2018 - 47
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