THREE RIVERS, MI, May 11, 2016 (Press Release) -Kadant Johnson Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., announced it successfully started up its ThermoMax® steam system at Norampac’s corrugated packaging plant in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. The new corrugator line was part of a $26 million modernization project that doubled the production capacity of the plant. The corrugator has a face-width of 110” and is designed to operate at sustained speeds of 450 mpm. It is the first of its kind in Canada.Read more
Two companies operating under the control of Cascades USA, Inc. have agreed to settle EPA allegations that they violated the federal Clean Water Act. The companies are Cascades Auburn Fiber, operating in Auburn, Maine; and Norampac New England, Inc., operating in Thompson, Conn.
Cascades Auburn Fiber has agreed to pay a fine of $65,000 for alleged clean water violations at its Auburn, Maine pulp mill. Norampac New England has agreed to pay a fine of $100,000 for alleged clean water violations at its Thompson, Conn. corrugated cardboard manufacturing facility.Read more
The Mitsubishi EVOL presses are to allow the Norampac plants to increase their productivity, versatility, and quality of products, the company said. The new press at Vaudreuil started up in September and the press at Drummondville started early last month.Read more
City officials have given a temporary OK to a plan by Norampac to store materials for its Greenpac operation at a site at Highland and Colleges avenues.
City inspectors had originally ordered the site, behind a former city fire hall, cleared of bales of cardboard used to "fuel" the Greenpac plant's operation. That decision was reversed after the property owner asked for permission to store the material and Norampac officials told the city the action was necessary to keep the Greenpac plant running on a continuing basis.Read more
"(The cause) is undetermined at this time," Niagara Falls Fire Chief Tom Colangelo said Monday. "We have interviewed everyone who was working (at both the Greenpac and nearby Norampac plants) that day (when the fire started) and no one saw anything."Read more
In all, the fire destroyed 14,000 tons of OCC or about 2% of the material that the company consumes annually at the Niagara Falls complex.Read more