Business

CASCADES INC.

S.M. October 20 2003
Business

CASCADES INC.

S.M. October 20 2003

CASCADES INC.

Business

Kingsey Falls, Que. (www.cascades.com) Employees: 14.063 worldwide,

1.200 in Kingsey Falls What it is: a paper company.

What it does: makes everything from toilet rolls to specialty grades for graphic arts, and saves trees with extensive paper recycling programs in schools and offices

Resumés rec’d last year: about 5.000 Average employee age: 39 You need to know: Eric in human resources, who'll take you on a tour of the facilities

Perks: use of a company condo at Mont-Tremblant resort: company subsidizes municipal taxes and gives up to 57,500 to build a new home It’s a great company to work for because: "It's not very often people can say they've been with one company all of their lives, but i haven't wanted to go anywhere else." says Paule Lavigne. a 40-year-old mother of three who started as a chemical engineer in 19S7 and now is a plant manager. "The company recognizes people who are interested in their work, who have good communication skills and who want to grow professionally. Having children and taking maternity leave isn't considered an obstacle."

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