Friday, 08 May 2020 17:29

Richmond County COVID-19 Heroes: Cascades continues production of coveted commodity

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A Quebec-based corporation founded in 1964 expanded outside of Canada for the first time in 1983 in Rockingham. Cascades offers sustainable, innovative, and value-added solutions for packaging, hygiene, and recovery needs, with a large portion of tissue paper production from the Rockingham location. 

Cascades Expert Communications Advisor Marie-Eve Morin provided information regarding the corporation’s response to the global crisis. 

“Cascades’ operation was deemed ‘essential’ or ‘necessary to sustain life,’” she said, “In other words, our operations must continue in order to make life easier for citizens and other businesses deemed essential. As a result, we continue to operate to meet our commitments to our customers and the consumers who depend on them.” 

Morin commented on the enormous demand for hygiene products, including toilet paper, noting the demand continues to remain high. 

In addition to these items, Cascades also offers a wide range of packaging solutions for e-commerce, food processing, and food service industries. 

Since the onset of COVID-19, Cascades has been committed to the fight against the virus through multiple efforts. Along with maintaining their production of a variety of essential items, such as boxes, food packaging, toilet paper, and many other essential products, the corporation is collaborating with several partners to manufacture medical visors by supplying recycled plastic to several partners. 

Further response and support efforts include product contributions of packaging for food banks and toilet paper and also service by offering free delivery. 

We are so thankful to have this essential corporation in Richmond County and very proud that our county is home to the source of production of one of the biggest hot-ticket items during this pandemic—toilet paper! 

Meghann Lambeth is director of the Richmond County Tourism Development Authority. She is writing a series on how local industries are contributing to the COVID-19 effort, which will also be published at the Richmond Observer. You can read the original post here.