Cascades announced that it will be permanently closing paper machine 2 at the company’s Niagara Falls mill in New York. The machine was one of the oldest in the containerboard platform, had a production capacity of 90,000 short tons per year and required investment to stay competitive.
May 2, 2023
Green packaging and hygiene products manufacturer Cascades recently announced the permanent shutdown of paper machine number 2 at its Niagara Falls, New York mill. The machine, which had been temporarily shut down since November 2022, was amongst the oldest in the containerboard platform and required investment to stay competitive.
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The machine had a production capacity of 90,000 short tons per year, and the permanent closure of this machine will impact approximately 40 positions. A large portion of these positions are currently vacant or will be subject to attrition, as the company aims to minimize the impact of the machine closing on the employees.