Cascades Inc (TSX:CAS)


Cascades Inc (TSX:CAS) produces, converts, markets and packages tissue products across the globe.

The company conducts its operations under four business divisions:

• Containerboard
• Boxboard Europe
• Specialty Products, constituting packaging products
• Tissue papers

Cascades Inc has operations around the world, including Canada, the United States, Italy, Europe and other various countries.

The packaging firm caters to customers engaged in the following industries:

• Food processing companies
• Accommodations
• Maintenance industries
• Housing industries
• Micro-businesses
• Boutiques

The firm's history dates back to the 1960s, when the Quebec-based Lemaire family reportedly focused on sustainable living through recycling, reusing, and recovering, which eventually led to the company's establishment.

In 1964, Antonio, Laurent and Bernard Lemaire founded the company as Papier Cascades Inc by acquiring an old mill in Kingsey Falls.

It acquired Cascades Containerboard Packaging, Kingsey Falls and Cascades Transport in the same period.

In the 1970s, Cascades Inc expanded beyond Quebec with several acquisitions. It developed the Forma-Park, a plant for molded pulp made out of recycled fibers, in 1971.

Cascade Inc opened a containerboard plant in Cabano in 1976. The company, in equal partnership with Wyant, launched a tissue production plant in 1977.

Cascades Inc expanded its geographical footprint in the United States and Europe in the next decade, reportedly. The company got listed on the Montreal Stock Exchange in 1983.

The company provides various fiber-based materials such as:

• Tissue paper jumbo rolls
• Containerboard
• Specialty papers
• Technological barrier solutions
• Structural components

Cascades Inc acquired its first plant in Europe in 1985 and created a research and development center.

The Canadian company further acquired several businesses in the following decade, including Cascades Boxboard Group (Jonquière); Cascades S.A.S., Division La Rochette; Cascades Fine Papers Group and Cascades Djupafors A.B.

The company operates over 20 recycling centers across North America and provides solutions for discarding, shredding and waste management.

It also provides recycling equipment, including compactors, recycling bins, containers, etc.

The Canadian firm also provides various transportation and related services such as:

• General transportation across US, Canada
• Shunting
• Logistics
• Custom Service
• Specialized transportation
• Vehicle lettering
• Automobile and lift truck rental
• Full truckload transportation
• Warehousing services
• Distribution and inventory management

Contact Information

company address 404, Marie-Victorin Blvd Kingsey Falls, Qu├ębec, Canada J0A 1B0

company phone819-363-5100

company website

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