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Norampac Enters Joint Venture With Jamestown Container and Smurfit-Stone
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St.Bruno, Quebec, Canada, 06 September 2007 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Norampac Industries Inc, a subsidiary of Cascades Canada Inc (CAS-TSX), announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Jamestown Container and Smurfit-Stone, to establish a new company called Niagara Sheet LLC. This joint venture will enable the creation of a state-of-the-art corrugated sheet manufacturing plant in Buffalo, in Upstate New York.

"The participation of Norampac in this joint venture follows the trend of our investment strategy which aims to consolidate our expansion in the United States and enable us to ensure the quality of our products and the satisfaction of our customers," said Marc-Andre Depin, president and chief executive officer of Norampac.

This investment will facilitate the supply of Norampac's corrugated products plant located in Lancaster, New York, due to its geographical proximity with the new facility.

About Norampac
Norampac owns seven containerboard mills and 26 corrugated products plants in the United States, Canada, and France. With an annual production capacity of more than 1.3 million short tons, Norampac is the largest containerboard producer in Canada and the seventh largest in North America. Norampac, which is also a major Canadian manufacturer of corrugated products, is a division of Cascades Canada Inc (symbol: CAS-TSX).

About Smurfit-Stone
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation's (NASDAQ:SSCC) innovative packaging solutions help its customers to grow their business and profits. As North America's premier packaging company, Smurfit-Stone is the industry's leading integrated manufacturer of paperboard and paper-based packaging. Smurfit-Stone also is one of the world's largest paper recyclers. The company has led the industry in safety performance every year since 2001 and conducts its business in compliance with the environmental, health, and safety principles of the American Forest & Paper Association. Smurfit-Stone operates approximately 170 facilities and employs approximately 22,000 people.

About Jamestown Container
Jamestown Container has been in business in western New York for approximately 50 years. It manufactures everything from custom box packaging, custom plastic packaging, and litho-laminated containers to wholesale shipping supplies, contract packaging services, and product package design. Jamestown has plants in Cleveland Ohio; and in Buffalo, Rochester, Falconer, and Lockport, New York.

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, transforms, and markets packaging products, tissue paper and fine papers, composed mainly of recycled fibers. Cascades employs nearly 14,000 men and women who work in more than 100 modern and flexible production units located in North America and Europe. The Cascades shares trade on the Toronto stock exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.

Source: Norampac, Inc.


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