Bear Island Project, Virginia

Cascades is currently proceeding with the conversion of the Bear Island site in Ashland, Virginia. The new machine will produce high-quality, lightweight, 100% recycled linerboard and medium (fluting paper) for the North American market.

Bear Island Project, Virginia

Cascades is currently proceeding with the conversion of the Bear Island site in Ashland, Virginia. The new machine will produce high-quality, lightweight, 100% recycled linerboard and medium (fluting paper) for the North American market.

Project cost: US$430 million
Start-up date: December 2022
Annual production capacity targeted: 465, 000 tons

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More than 100 positions are opened to complete the team.
Next hiring wave in October 2022.
 

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A new generation of XP papers

Reliable, consistent and optimized for complex packaging designs, Cascades XP offers stronger, more lightweight solutions that allow for high speed converting.

Mario Ploud - CEO of Cascades

"This project is in line with the goals of our strategic plan which include, among other things, investing in our core sectors of packaging and tissue through modernization, and expanding our geographical footprint. In addition to the paper machine that is particularly well suited for conversion, the Bear Island site is strategically located for raw material sourcing and logistics."
 

Mario Plourde
President and Chief Executive Officer

"The Bear Island site has several advantages including access to an experienced workforce with expertise in paper making. Moreover, the site provides a platform for continued growth through downstream converting capacity. It will also allow us to better serve our customers and to expand our market share by increasing our capacity."


Charles Malo
President and Chief Operating Officer

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Building 801, Corporation Park
Schenectady
New York
12302
United States
Building 801, Corporation Park
Schenectady
New York
12302
United States
670, Southgate Drive
P.O. box 1506
Guelph
Ontario
N1H 6N9
Canada
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Guelph
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N1H 6N9
Canada
600, rue Janelle
Drummondville
Québec
J2C 5Z3
Canada
600, rue Janelle
Drummondville
Québec
J2C 5Z3
Canada
4444, Walden Avenue
PO Box 7575
Lancaster
New York
14086
United States
4444, Walden Avenue
PO Box 7575
Lancaster
New York
14086
United States
2755, rue Viau
Montréal
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Canada
2755, rue Viau
Montréal
Québec
H1V 3J4
Canada
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St. Marys
Ontario
N4X 1B7
Canada
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St. Marys
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N4X 1B7
Canada
1, Edmond Road
Newtown
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CT 06470
United States
1, Edmond Road
Newtown
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CT 06470
United States
5910, Finch Avenue East
Scarborough
Ontario
M1B 5P8
Canada
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Scarborough
Ontario
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Canada
4001, Packard Road
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14303
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Niagara Falls
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14303
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Trenton
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Trenton
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Victoriaville
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Victoriaville
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Piscataway
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Piscataway
New Jersey
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Ontario
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Alberta
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Rexdale
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Québec
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4400, Royal Avenue
Niagara Falls
New York
14303
United States
4400, Royal Avenue
Niagara Falls
New York
14303
United States
340, University Avenue
Belleville
Ontario
K8N 5T6
Canada
340, University Avenue
Belleville
Ontario
K8N 5T6
Canada
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Scarborough
Ontario
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Scarborough
Ontario
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398, boul. Marie-Victorin
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J0A 1B0
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398, boul. Marie-Victorin
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Mississauga
Ontario
L5S 1C4
Canada
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Richmond
British Columbia
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Richmond
British Columbia
V6V 1N6
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Vaughan
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L4K 5P9
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Vaughan
Ontario
L4K 5P9
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Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
Québec
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Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac
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