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millwise | CONVERTING

Welcome to Scappoose
Cascades' new converting plant extends the company's North
American reach and is a boost for local economies.
JAN BOTTIGLIERI

Inside Cascades' new converting facility in Scappoose.

Scappoose is not a town many people
could find on a map. Yet its rural Oregon
location-20 miles north of Portland and
eight miles south of St. Helens-made it the
perfect choice as the home of Cascades Inc.'s
new converting facility. The state-of-the-art,
284,000-square-foot tissue facility held a
public inauguration in July 2017.
The new plant is equipped with best-inclass converting lines, high-speed rewinders
and folders, and reportedly one of the fastest
bath lines in the world. Cascades' St. Helens
tissue mill supplies the majority of the parent
rolls, which the new facility converts into
towel and tissue products under the Cascades
PROTM brand for US and Canadian awayfrom-home markets.
"The completion of this project marks an
important milestone for Cascades," says Jean
Jobin, president and chief operating officer of
the Cascades Tissue Group. "It has long been
our goal to expand our presence within the
United States and offer greater quality and
flexibility for our customers. This worldclass facility is the first step in our plan to
modernize our tissue manufacturing and
converting equipment and a clear indication
of our commitment to this segment."
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From left to right: Jean Jobin, president and COO, Cascades Tissue Group; Betsy Johnson, State Senator,
Oregon; Mario Plourde, CEO of Cascades; Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon; Tony Hyde, former Columbia
County Commissioner; Scott Burge, Mayor of Scappoose; Brad Witt, State House Representative.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown was one of
several local dignitaries to speak at the inauguration ceremony. "While rural Oregon
economies have grown, they have not grown
at the pace of urban areas. This facility will
help close that gap," she said, calling the new
site "a win for rural Oregon." Cascades was
able to take advantage of a US$500,000 forgivable loan from Business Oregon. Brown added

that Cascades' choice to build in Scappoose
underscores the importance of the state's natural resource economy, especially for wood
products.
EXPANDING REACH
Cascades first came to Oregon in 2002, when
St. Helens began production. For 15 years, the
mill sold parent rolls to a number of clients for
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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
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Over the Wire
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 9
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - On the Journey to Injury-Free
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 12
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 13
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 2018 Outlook
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 16
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - 17
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Welcome to Scappoose
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - A Novel Synthetic Adsorbent for Pitch Control
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Reliability Interview: Steven Mjoen, Catalyst Paper
Paper360 - January/February 2018 - Leadership in Reliability & Maintenance
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Paper360 - January/February 2018 - insert4
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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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