Cascades announces the construction of a new packaging plant in New Jersey

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Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), the leader in recuperation of recyclable materials and in manufacturing of green packaging products and tissue paper, announces an investment of $80 million USD for the construction of a new containerboard packaging plant in Piscataway, New Jersey, United States.
 
This new plant, which will create 120 jobs, will manufacture corrugated packaging products and will be among the most modern of its kind in North America. It will begin operations in the second quarter of 2018. Once all equipment is installed, total annual production capacity will be 2.4 billion square feet. Ultimately, this represents an increase in the integration rate of approximately 5%. The facilities will have a surface area of more than 400,000 square feet.

“The investment announced today, which is already included in our capital expenditure budget, is part of the deployment of our strategic plan that aims specifically to modernize our assets and increase the integration rate between our primary production and conversion activities. It is also part of our continuing process to reorganize and consolidate our containerboard and packaging activities in the northeastern United States. This investment will help us better serve our customers and boost our production capacity, thus increasing our market positioning,” stated Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades.

“The Piscataway conversion plant will have state-of-the-art technology and will be among the fastest in the industry. It will offer increased flexibility and allow us to provide more efficient and innovative products to meet our customers’ needs. Located close to the major urban centres along the eastern seaboard of the United States, the site was also chosen because it has room for subsequent development. This important investment strengthens our position and continues our growth,” commented Charles Malo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Containerboard Packaging.

Cascades would like to thank its numerous partners and employees who made this project possible, and more specifically, the State of New Jersey, Middlesex County and the City of Piscataway.

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs 11,000 women and men, who work in close to 90 production units in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. The Cascades shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.

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North America to Remain the Largest Market for On-shelf Availability Solution

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he global on-shelf availability solution market is projected to register an impressive expansion at 9.5% CAGR during the forecast period 2017 to 2027, according to a report by Future Market Insights (FMI). Although the market is expected to witness a robust growth, the revenue generated will remain low owing to the presence of less number of companies offering these solutions. FMI’s report estimates the global on-shelf availability solution market to increase from US$ 2,255.7 Mn in 2017 to reach US$ 5,607.7 Mn by 2027-end.

Key Takeaways from FMI’s Report on the Global On-shelf Availability Solution Market 

 – CPG manufacturers will remain the largest end-users of on-shelf availability solution in the market, followed by retailers. However, sales of on-shelf availability solutions to suppliers are estimated to exhibit the highest CAGR through 2027.
 – Although on-premise deployment of on-shelf availability solution remains preferred in the market, the SaaS deployment will register a comparatively higher CAGR through 2027.
 – Historical data analysis will continue to be the most lucrative application of on-shelf availability solution, with sales estimated to reach revenues worth US$ 1,867.7 Mn by 2027-end. In addition, sales of on-shelf availability solution in application of response time analysis are estimated to register the fastest expansion at a double-digit CAGR through 2027.
 – Software component of on-shelf availability solution is expected to remain sought-after in the market. The software component is anticipated to create an incremental opportunity of US$ 2,546.1 Mn between 2017 and 2027.
 – North America will remain the largest market for on-shelf availability solution, followed by Western Europe. Demand for on-shelf availability solution in Middle East & Africa (MEA) will remain sluggish during the forecast period.

Surging Deployment of IoT in Warehouse & Store Management to Propel Growth of the Market in Western Europe 

In Western Europe, the on-shelf availability solution market is primarily driven by surging deployment of IoT in store management, and warehouse management. In addition, rapidly growing deployment of IoT by retailers, manufacturers and suppliers in this region is expected to offer inter networking of physical devices, sensors, and codes of products, enabling these objects to gather and exchange data. The demand for solutions which can prevent robbery in retail stores and warehouses is witnessing a rise in Western European countries including Germany and France. On-shelf availability solutions help in detecting any displacements of goods, resulting into reduction of thefts by shoplifters or staff. These factors are expected to drive growth of the market in Western Europe.

In Western Europe, various alternatives such as solutions for supply chain management, and retail management software, help store managers in identifying shelf-availability of products in warehouses and retail stores. This is expected to hinder growth of the market in this region.

Increasing Requirement for Smart Retailing Solution to Drive the Market Growth in North America 

In North America, retailers are focusing on implementation of shelf-availability solutions for improvising the ability to offer customer-desired products, avoiding challenges associated with “out-of-stock” situation. The retailers are utilizing on-shelf availability solutions to keep track of product details, inventories, and availability of right products. In addition, requirement for smart retailing solution is witnessing a surge on the back of increasing demand for provision of smarter consumer experience, while shopping at retail stores. The aforementioned factors are expected to fuel growth of the market in North America.

Performing analytical operations on the dynamic data, which has been captured by software, is a major challenge faced by on-shelf availability solution market in North America. The available data undergoes constant changes, with products being purchased, ordered, replaced, and delivered. The coordination between retailers and suppliers fails to generate precise data about the required as well as available products, which further incurs challenges in analysis of the dynamic data. These factors will impede growth of the market in North America.

Key market players identified in FMI’s Report Include IBM Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, SAP SE, Impinj, Inc., Mindtree Ltd., Retail Solutions, Inc., Retail Velocity, Market6, Inc., Lokad, Verix, Frontier Field Marketing, NEOGRID, eBest IOT, Enterra Solutions LLC.

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 – Energy Management System Market Taxonomy By Deployment – Cloud Based, On Premise; By Software – Utility Energy Management, Industrial Energy Management, Enterprise Carbon And Energy Management, Residential Energy Management; By Vertical – Automotive, Building Automation, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Power And Energy, Others (F&B, Government Etc.)

 – Mass Notification Systems Market Segmentation By Application – Interoperable Emergency Communication, Integrated Public Alert and Warning, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery and Business Operation; By Solution – In-building Solution, Wide-area Solution and Distributed Recipient Solution; By Product Type – Hardware, Software and Services; By End-user Vertical – Ommercial, Education, Energy and Power, Healthcare, Defence, Automotive, Transportation and Logistics and Government Institutions.

 – Smart Factory Market Segmentation By Market Structure – Wired And Wireless Networking, Wide Area Networking, Local Area Networking, Machine-To-Machine Network; By To Collect Segment – Sensors, Digital Measurement Devices, Auto Identification Hardware; By To Analyse Segment – Data Historian, Reporting, Complex Event Processing, Predictive Algorithm; By Manufacturing Vertical – Food And Beverages, Electrical And Electronics, Aerospace And Defence, Oil And Gas, Garment And Textile.

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North America News August 2017

Welcome to the August edition of North America News Magazine

This month features a tremendous array of features and news, including technology, healthcare and legal.

In this issue, we interview Josh Costner from Costner Law Officer, PLLC – a southeast regional law firm who are focus on residential, commercial and new construction real estate transactions throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

On August 1st, Rollins, Inc. announced that is has completed its acquisition of Northwest Exterminating Co., Inc’s pest control business. Northwest will continue to operate as a separate business and one of Rollins’ Specialty Brands.

Elsewhere in this edition, we discover how since 1982, Advanced Protective Products (APP) have been manufacturing and marketing RUST DESTROYER ®, the universal rust converting coating.

I truly hope you enjoy reading this informative edition.

 

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Latin America News Issue 2 2017

It is our pleasure to showcase the 2nd edition of Latin America News.

Technology remains a vital and constantly growing market in the Latin America region, therefore we have a number of articles in this issue which showcase the varied and exciting developments in the market from across the region.

A key example is the news that the Latin America ERP software market is expected to reach $2.73 billion by 2025, ERP applications have helped many large-scale organisations to bring clarity and visibility in their business.

Increased international focus on Latin America has also led to an influx in support and funding, with UK Export Finance (UKEF) recently announcing that it is doubling its support for UK trade with Peru to at least £4 billion, an additional £2 billion in finance available. This will offer many great investment opportunities for the region, as we highlight further in the magazine.

The waste management industry in the region is also due a shakeup, as Boulevard Acquisition Corp. II, a blank check company sponsored by an affiliate of Avenue Capital Group and Estre Ambiental S.A., the largest waste management company in Brazil and Latin America, jointly announced recently 16th that they have entered a definitive agreement pursuant to which Boulevard will combine with Estre to produce a colossal firm which will change this vital market for the better.

To ensure that we offer you the very best news, most relevant editorial and truly cutting edge features on the Latin American corporate landscape, we always welcome your feedback, so please do feel free to get in touch and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions. We hope you enjoy this issue of Latin America News!

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Top Quality Representation at Reasonable Rates

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Top Quality Representation at Reasonable Rates

2017’s CEO of the Year – New Jersey was awarded to Joseph S. Caruso. His firm, Joseph S. Caruso, P.C., is committed to providing quality legal service to the public. Attorney Joseph Caruso devotes his legal services to criminal and civil Law, more of which he reveals in this insightful interview.

Joseph Caruso’s primary areas of focus are: DUI and Traffic violations; real estate – including construction, evictions and foreclosures; municipal and criminal. By way of background, Joseph S. Caruso, is a graduate of Rutgers University Law School Tax Honours Program with Distinction. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey in 1990. Mr. Caruso’s practice is concentrated in the fields of construction litigation and real estate law. To kick things off, Mr. Caruso explains more about his law firm, their client base and his extensive experience in construction and bond claim litigation.

“Joseph S. Caruso, P.C. represent contractors, owners and investors in all aspects of the real estate and construction industry, including, drafting and reviewing contracts, negotiating change orders, filing bid protests and mechanic’s liens, establishing and defending delay damage claims, pursuing and defending bond claims, collecting construction related debts and litigating disputes. I served on the Construction and Public Contract Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and was twice selected as ‘One of the best Attorneys in South Jersey; by the readers of the Courier Post newspaper.

“The firm’s client base consists of both small and multimillion dollar construction companies, suppliers and real estate developers involved in private and publicly funded contracts. I have negotiated countless contracts with private and public owners, including, Contracting Officers of the Public Housing Authorities, School Boards, Municipal Utilities Authorities and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“I have extensive experience in construction and bond claim litigation and have conducted trails in these matters in the state trial and appellate courts throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Additionally, I have litigated construction and bond claims in the United States Federal District Courts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. I also handle white collar crime involving the same matters. I have closed residential commercial real estate transactions on behalf of both buyers and sellers throughout the State of New Jersey.”

Mr. Caruso knows that all relevant factors, including litigation and transaction costs, must be considered in developing a representation strategy for his clients. The law firm of Joseph S. Caruso, P.C., is known as a construction and real estate law boutique, as the man himself goes on to reveal.
“We litigate and arbitrate cases against and with the largest law firms in the tri-state area. However, as clients you are not paying for fancy woodwork or a downtown address, you are paying for top quality representation at reasonable and affordable rates. It is this philosophy and experience that has helped generate a happy and loyal client base over the years.”

Classic contractor story Mr. Caruso then asks us to imagine a contractor is installing pipe in a trench following the architect’s plans – but suddenly the contractor encounters a preexisting underground pipe that obstructs his path. A review of the plans shows the pre-existing pipe but its actual path is different than the plan. Is the contractor entitled to a change order? Mr. Caruso explains more in his own words.

“The above scenario is exactly the type of situation the law firm of Joseph S. Caruso, P.C. faces every day. The answer to the above question depends on who you represent. An architect will most certainly say that he showed it on the plan and the contractor should have provided for it in his bid. The owner, in turn, will rely on the architect and add that they have no money for change orders anyway. So, what does a contractor do? Well, being a smart contractor you already have the law firm of Joseph S. Caruso, P.C. on retainer. You telephone me and I immediately start to work convincing the owner, architect and the owner’s attorney that you are certainly entitled to a change order.”

“How do I convince them? Well, we can discuss it when you hire my firm to represent you. Which leads to the reason for this letter. Many contractors have responded to my previous letters and hired me to represent them in all their construction matters. Since my last letter to you I have negotiated countless change orders, protested bid awards, filed suits to collect payments, defended suits for payment, and the like. In fact, I am one of the very few attorneys versed in governments funded construction and bond claim litigation.

“I pride myself in being able to represent multimillion dollar contracting companies and small subcontractors with equal vigour and enthusiasm. Every client’s case is important to me. How many times have you called your lawyer only to wait in vain for his return phone call? When you hire me to represent you, you can be assured that an experienced and concerned construction litigator is on your side.”

Joseph adds that the key to having a successful lawyer-client relationship in the construction industry and to keep legal fees down, is to avoid courts as often as possible. He explains more concerning this important point as the interview ends.

“To do this you need to retain a lawyer to help you negotiate your claims while you are still on speaking terms with the owner and architect. Many contractors have come to me with problems and are barely able to say the name of the owner without going through the roof. This almost sounds comical but I am sure you have been in very similar circumstance, probably with a great deal of money at stake. I can help you.

“If you want to save time and money. To get more money out of every change order. To avoid lengthy court battles, hire the law firm of Joseph S. Caruso, P.C.”

Company: Joseph S. Caruso, P.C.

Name: Joseph S. Caruso Attorney at Law

Email: [email protected]

Web Address: www.josephcarusolaw.com

Address: 157 S. White Horse Pike Audubon, NJ 08106 Telephone: 1 856 559 5000

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North America Will Remain Dominant in the Global Diabetic Macular Edema Market

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The global diabetic macular edema (DME) market is projected to register a sluggish expansion at 1.1% CAGR through 2027, according to a report by Future Market Insights (FMI). The report estimates the market to reach US$ 3710.2 Mn in 2017; by 2027 this number is expected to surpass US$ 4,000 Mn.

An Uptake of Intravitreal Implants by Patients to Drive Growth of the Market in North America 

North America will remain dominant in the global diabetic macular edema market. An uptake of intravitreal implants by new as well as existing patients, who do not show any improvement post-treatment with intravitreal injections, is expected to sustain growth of the market in this region.

Although control of diabetes is a health priority in developed North American countries, such as the U.S., less attention is given to DME management, with diabetes-related caregivers tending to focus on treatment of diabetic complications. A major reason behind this is lack of effective treatment for DME in North America. In addition, an error exists between industry sponsored and independently run clinical trials. Most of the independent clinical trials for DME treatment lack long-term results pertaining to safety and efficacy of new combination therapies for DME. These factors are likely to inhibit growth of the market in North America.

Diabetic Macular Edema Market in Western Europe to Register the Highest CAGR through 2027 

The diabetic macular edema market in Western Europe is expected to register a comparatively higher CAGR than other region segments through 2027. Pharmaceutical companies in this region are making substantial investments in research and development, new technologies, and infrastructure in order to capture a market share in the surging burden of eye diseases. This is expected to retain growth of the market in Western Europe.

However, patients in Western Europe resist the intake of intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF drugs, which leads to an instant increase in intraocular pressure causing severe pain in the head or eyes. This a major factor impeding growth of the diabetic macular edema market in Western Europe.

Anti-VEGF will Remain Preferred Product in the Global Diabetic Macular Edema Market 

Anti-VEGF will remain preferred product in the market, with sales estimated to expand at 1% CAGR through 2027. Eylea will continue to be the most lucrative anti-VEGF drug in the market. However, demand for corticosteroids will remain comparatively lower than anti-VEGF during the forecast period.

By product form, intravitreal injections will continue to be sought-after in the market, with sales poised to surpass US$ 4,000 Mn by 2027-end. Sales of intravitreal implants will register a comparatively higher CAGR than intravitreal injections through 2027.

Hospital pharmacy is estimated to remain the largest distribution channel in the market, as majority of countries across the globe dispense intravitreal injections and implants to outpatients by hospital pharmacies. Retail pharmacy, which mainly provides aliquots of off-label indications such as Avastin prescription, will register a comparatively low CAGR than hospital pharmacy in the market through 2027.

Key market players identified in FMI’s report include Novartis AG, Bayer AG, Allergan Plc., F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Alimera Sciences Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Bausch & Lomb Inc.)

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About Us 

Future Market Insights (FMI) is a leading market intelligence and consulting firm. We deliver syndicated research reports, custom research reports and consulting services which are personalized in nature. FMI delivers a complete packaged solution, which combines current market intelligence, statistical anecdotes, technology inputs, valuable growth insights and an aerial view of the competitive framework and future market trends.

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