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Tech Specs
At 284,000 square feet for Phase 1 of the project, Cascades' Oregon converting facility in Scappoose features state-of-the-art equipment including:
* Three specialized converting lines:
- Line 1: PCMC Forte rewinder designed to produce toweling
- Line 2: PCMC Forte rewinder designed to produce bath tissue
- Line 3: Bretting Folder designed to produce multi-fold towel
* Dust filtration/Dust abatement from Osprey
* Case Packer Series 3600 from Edson
* Baler from Global
* Single Roll Wrapper and Multifold Case Packer from Infinity
* Pro Log Saw from PCMC
* Palletizer from Elletric80
Trim is baled and returned to the St. Helens mill for recycling.

his job, you're adding layers to the system. In
our view, the employees are capable enough.
They are beside these machines day in and
day out, they know these machines much
better than we do, and their job is to make
these machines run as efficiently as possible.
Once you achieve this, the manager can concentrate on making the plant more efficient,
evaluating new technology, and looking farther forward than just the next day."
One of the first hires Cascades made was
Joseph Ertolacci, who serves as the Oregon
converting facility's mill manager. He in turn
selected the plant's core leadership group,
and gave them autonomy to select the people in their group under some basic guiding
principles. "We hire virtue over talent," says
Ertolacci. "What that means is, let's say I had
the best rewinder operator in the area, but
they're difficult to deal with-maybe they
don't want to share their knowledge. That
would not be someone who would fit into
our family."
Training began as far back as October 2016,
when new hires were sent to Cascades facilities in Canada for training on the same types
of equipment the Scappoose plant would be
running; they also learned about the values
of the corporation. "If you have the values we
want, we're very confident we can train you
with the expertise," says Ertolacci. "Some of
our operators were in high school a year ago!
Yet we now have some of the best operators in
the nation-and I know, because I've managed a lot of mills."
Employee engagement and community
involvement are even part of Cascades'
Sustainable Development plan, says Plourde.
"As a company, we look at all the different
aspects: reducing our gas emissions, reducing
our water consumption, reducing our energy,
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reevaluating all our rejects that we have from
our mills-and we set new targets every year.
Targets are communicated to the group, and
to each plant. Each plant is tracked-what it
has done to reduce its consumption of water
and energy, etc.-and measured on a quarterly basis. If we don't meet objectives, we
consider alternatives," he says.
The company is designing key process
indicators to track community involvement
in the same way it tracks other sustainability
goals. "In water consumption, we use about
20 percent of the industry average. This is
the kind of sustainability that everyone talks
about-but for us, there is more," says Jobin.
"This summer Mario Plourde, our CEO, was
riding his bike 85 miles a day, four days in a
row, to help kids fight cancer. When it starts
from the top, everyone understands that this
is who we are."
At Scappoose, a lobby display highlights
this community action. "You'll see pictures of
our local people going to food kitchens-we
sponsor a food kitchen once a month. We put
value in our people being seen in the community and we measure that," says Ertolacci.
A LOCAL PARTNERSHIP
Support from the State of Oregon, Colombia
County, and the City of Scappoose were
integral to the project. With approval from
Governor Kate Brown, Business Oregon
awarded a US$500,000 loan, which is forgiven if certain job creation and other parameters are met. The funds were used to help
purchase and install some of the equipment
at Scappoose.
"A few years ago, Cascades Tissue
expanded the St. Helens facility, effectively
doubling their manufacturing capability and
their workforce. That expansion, and this

new facility, give me great hope that the manufacturing industry in rural Oregon will continue to grow and prosper," Governor Brown
said at the Scappoose inauguration. "Both
of these expansions have a common thread:
Strategic Reserve Fund loans (from the state
of Oregon). After seeing great returns on our
first investment in Cascades, I'm happy to be
making a half a million dollar investment and
partnering with this company again as they
invest millions into a cutting-edge facility
employing local workers with good-paying
jobs. The folks at Business Oregon did a terrific job working with Cascades."
Henry Heimuller, chair of the Columbia
County Board of Commissioners, acknowledges that it can be controversial for a local
government to give incentives to companies
to build in their communities. Yet, he says, as
in business, Columbia County must compete
with other markets nationwide. "Cascades is
an international company; they can go anywhere they want. We want them in Columbia
County," Heimuller says. "We're going to continue to put those investments out there to
bring more businesses."
Heimuller explains that Columbia County
has a 70 percent commuter rate; that is, about
seven out of 10 workers living in the county
commute out to their jobs. It's something
his office is looking to change. "Companies
that are sited in Columbia County support
Columbia County. Workers who are not
spending two hours commuting every day
can coach their kids' ball teams, can volunteer at their church, can be a volunteer firefighter-can do all the things that can make
their communities prosper and grow."
Jan Bottiglieri is editorial director, Paper360°.
Reach her at jbottiglieri@tappi.org.
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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
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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
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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
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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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