Cascades to close facility in Grand Rapids

Cascades Enviropac, a division of Cascades Holding US Inc, is closing its Grand Rapids, MI facility, as the company consolidates some of its operations.

Christine Beaulieu, Communications Director, Cascades, said the plant closure is the result of the company consolidating its isothermal packaging operations. “It’s a difficult decision, but essential if we are to remain a partner of choice for our customers in the isothermal distribution market. We need to simplify our structure to operate with more agility, close to our customers and remain competitive,” she said.

The plant is expected to close in mid-December.

Cascades in 2007 acquired the Grand Rapids plant, which originally opened in 1985. The facility manufactures honeycomb paperboard for the company’s U.S. market. Cascades in 2012 consolidated some of its isothermal packaging operations in Toronto to Grand Rapids.

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