Fire Causes Temporary Shut Down Of Greenpac And Norampac Niagara Falls Containerboard Mills
Cascades has announced the temporary shutdown of the Greenpac and Norampac Niagara Falls containerboard mills following a fire that occurred on Saturday September 20, 2014, in the old corrugated containers (OCC) stock piles located outside of the mills. Both mills were quickly evacuated with no injuries to personnel. The causes of the fire are currently unknown, but local authorities are investigating to determine the potential causes of this event.
The fire is now under control. Damage to the Greenpac Mill is limited to the OCC stock pile and the OCC conveyor. Damage to the Norampac Niagara Falls mill, while more extensive, is limited to the OCC stock pile, pulper and stock preparation.
At this time firefighters are still onsite and it is still too early to know when the mills will resume production.
Employees and customers will be informed as the situation evolves. Additional information concerning the start-up of the mills will be disclosed by press release as soon as it is known.