14 November 2023
Bernard Lemaire Co-Founder of Cascades Dies
Bernard Lemaire co-founder and former President of Cascades
Bernard Lemaire co-founder and former President of Cascades
 Cascades has announced the death of one of its co-founders, Bernard Lemaire, at the age of 87.  In 1960, he joined the family business of waste recovery, Drummond Pulp and Fiber. Four years later, under his impetus, and with the support of his brothers Laurent and Alain, a second life was given to the disused Dominion Paper Co. mill in Kingsey Falls. He then laid the foundation for Cascades,
Paper manufacture and packaging printers
Paper manufacture and packaging printers
which would become a North American leader in environmentally responsible recovery, packaging and hygiene solutions.For nearly 30 years, Lemaire was president of the company, applying his management philosophy based on respect for human resources and initiating an unprecedented expansion strategy. Bernard Lemaire was born in Drummondville, Québec in 1936.  Cascades at one point owned Rolland Papers in Quebec and Provincial papers in Ontario. They also owned paper merchant Graphic Papers which eventually became part of Spicers.
 
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