Cascades announces plans to reorganise containerboard packaging operations

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Key decisions Canada’s packaging maker Cascades has unveiled what it calls an operational realignment and optimization of the firm’s Containerboard Packaging platform. 

The currently idled corrugated medium mill in Trenton, in the country’s province of Ontario, will not relaunch its operations, while the convering plants in Belleville (Ontario) and Newtown (Connecticut) will be permanently shut down by May 31, 2024, Cascades said in a statement. 

“Following recent strategic investments in the Bear Island mill and its converting network, production from these facilities will be moved to other units with available capacity and more modern equipment. The annual production capacity of the equipment to be shut down is 175,000 short tons of corrugated medium and 500 million square feet of corrugated packaging,” according to the Canadian business.