In a time of economic uncertainty, Cascade Tissue Group’s new tissue-converting facility in Scappoose, OR, is creating jobs and promoting sustainability.
Cascades officially inaugurated the US$64 million, 284,000-square foot plant last summer, projecting to staff it with 80 full-time employees upon completion of the buildout.
“In a time when rural jobs are disappearing all across the county, this new facility is creating full-time jobs for Oregonians and breathing new life into the economy,” said Oregon Governor Kate Brown. “This investment will not only provide good wages for Cascades employees, but also spur economic growth and development.”
The new facility anticipates to produce about 6 million cases per year of virgin and recycled bathroom tissue products and paper hand towels. However, the inauguration of this facility is just scratching the surface of what Cascades plans to bring to the state of Oregon. Land adjacent to the facility has been purchased for the next phase of the project, which includes three additional converting lines and an automated warehouse.
“This new facility is truly a win for rural Oregon,” Brown said.