Cascades Invests in Barnwell County

November 11, 2019

Cascades Invests in Barnwell County Facility and Workforce

Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of packaging and tissue products in North America, has successfully acquired the Barnwell tissue products plant, formerly operated by Orchids Paper Products, located at the Barnwell County Airport Industrial Park in Barnwell, South Carolina.

 “We appreciate Cascades’ investment in the manufacturing facility in Barnwell and the jobs that this operation provides in our area,” said Danny Black, President and CEO of SouthernCarolina Alliance, the regional economic development organization representing Barnwell County.  “Cascades will be an important member of our industrial community, providing economic stimulation to the local and regional economies.”

“Cascades’ operation of the former Orchids facility is great news for Barnwell County,” said Barnwell County Council Chairman Ben Kinlaw.  “Cascades is a leader in their industry sector, and we are grateful for their commitment to the people of Barnwell County.”

“We thank Cascades for being an asset in our community,” said Mayor Marcus Rivera of Barnwell.  “We look forward to an ongoing partnership with an opportunity for growth.”

“We appreciate Cascades, a multi-billion dollar company, recognizing the value of establishing a presence in Barnwell County and continuing the paper product industry’s major economic impact on our local and regional economy,” added Barnwell County Administrator Tim Bennett.

“The good manufacturing jobs provided by Cascades’ operation in Barnwell are important to the families here,” said Barnwell Economic Development Commission Director Tommy Boyleston.  “We appreciate the direct jobs and the indirect jobs created by this large manufacturing operation.”

“We are pleased to welcome the Barnwell facility and its team to the Cascades family. We look forward to a strong relationship with the community and the State of South Carolina, and appreciate their continued support,” said Cascades President and CEO Mario Plourde. 

Founded in 1964, Cascades offers sustainable, innovative and value-added packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions. The company employs 11,000 women and men across a network of over 90 facilities in North America and Europe. The company employs more than 100 at the facility in Barnwell.