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Boise Reclamation

Posted on 20th September 2013 at 16:09

Boise Cascades is gone from the mill in St. Helens, but an independent paper maker is apparently looking to expand its operations at the same location. The St. Helens Chronicle reports that the Cascades Tissue Group is making plans to re-open one of the shut-down Boise paper machines, a move that will create 29 new jobs at the old millsite. Cascade Tissues is also asking for two more years of coverage under Columbia County’s enterprise zone, which provides tax benefits for construction or expansion that helps to create jobs in the area. It’s reported that Cascade Tissues plans to spend about $29 million in renovating the old paper machine for their purposes; they’re also taking applications for the new positions through the 27th of this month. This also comes at the same time that Boise is being acquired by the Packaging Corporation of America, a deal valued at nearly $2 billion. PCA now owns the mill in Saint Helens, but they haven’t said yet what their plans are for that property.