Kingsey Falls, August 7, 2014 – On the occasion of Cascades’ 50th Anniversary, Kingsey Falls is hosting the GENERATIONS exhibition by Boréalis this summer. Created by the Boréalis museum (interpretation centre on the history of the paper industry) in Trois-Rivières, the exhibition, which is located in the Salle municipale and on display free of charge until September 7, shines the spotlight on the entrepreneurial families and workers of the pulp and paper industry. Cascades and Kingsey Falls take pride in its two families that are featured in the exhibition: the Lemaires and the Coutures.
“Thanks to the municipality of Kingsey Falls, the public can rediscover the history of Québec and its regions through the development of the paper industry. The testimonies of the entrepreneurs and workers presented in GENERATIONS point to the strong the connection between our sector and the economic and social development of Québec. We are very proud that the Lemaires—pioneers in the sector—are included in the exhibition, as well as the Coutures, who represent the numerous families who gave the Company up to three generations of Cascaders. Needless to say, the exhibition fits in perfectly with Cascades’ 50th anniversary activities,” explained President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades, Mario Plourde.
A number of other events are being held in celebration of Cascades’ half-century in the municipality of Kingsey Falls. In addition to GENERATIONS, you can also visit the exhibitions Support papier from the Collection Loto-Québec, and Dans l’univers de Cascades, by Escalier jaune, which run until September 1 in the Ateliers Marie-Victor and the Kingsey Falls Caisse Desjardins parking lot, respectively. The Lemaire & Brothers General Store, where you will find an impressive antiques collection and an abundance of candy, will be open until August 24, at the Municipal Park’s Pavillon des Loisirs. Finally, all of the Kingsey Falls plants and units will open their doors to the public for an open house on August 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. Cascades employs close to 12 000 men and women, who work in over a hundred production units in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, close to half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades’ shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.
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