Cascades has announced the permanent shutdown of paper machine number 2 at its Niagara Falls, New York mill, which had been temporarily shut down since November 2022.
PM2 has a production capacity of 90,000 short tons per year, and would require investments for it to remain competitive. The permanent closure of this machine will impact approximately 40 positions. The majority of these positions are currently vacant or will be subject to attrition in order to minimize the impact on the employees.
Cascades also announces that it has produced its first roll of 100% recycled containerboard at its Bear Island, Virginia mill.
The project created 700 jobs in the region during the construction phase, and 180 permanent jobs with the onset of commercial production.