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Wiping Solutions: Cascades Tissue Group - IFC Disposables

June 8, 2011

Founded in 1976, IFC Disposables Inc. has evolved from a small rag converter to an active and dynamic, North American supplier of top quality disposable wiping cloth products.

Cascades – IFC Disposables Inc.

P.O. Box 469
250 Kleervu Drive
Brownsville, TN 38012
Phone: 731-779-0959
Fax: 800-947-3432

“End-uses of disposable wiping cloth products are more sophisticated and demanding today,” said Laura Brooks, director of marketing/Nonwovens.IFC continually recognizes the evolution of changing markets by providing comprehensive, diverse product lines for all market applications.”

As IFC evolved from cloth rags to converting its own full line of wiper products in the 1980s, the company became well known as a premier wiper source.Many acquisitions throughout the early 1980s allowed IFC in 1985 to begin a multimillion dollar expansion to consolidate its manufacturing in Jackson, TN. Over the next several years, IFC changed its sales focus to encompass direct sales to a distribution base. It also expanded its markets to include automotive, janitorial and food service.

In early 1990, IFC was acquired by Hosposable Products Inc., Somerville, NJ, as part of its strategic growth plan and to create an in-house user of its airlaid material. In 1991, Hosposable Products and IFC were acquired by Wyant Corporation (Wood-Wyant Inc.), Lachine, Quebec. In November 2000, IFC became part of Cascades Tissue Group, Candiac, Quebec, as part of Cascades’ acquisition of Wood-Wyant.IFC became a fully integrated division of Cascades in 2005.

Cascades-IFC is a manufacturer of disposable nonwoven wiping cloth products (finished goods) for all distribution markets.IFC is widely diversified in the manufacturing, packaging and variable sizes/folds of nonwoven substrates. IFC has the manufacturing capability for a wide variety of quarterfold, pop-up, interfold, 1/6 fold, 1/8 fold, jumbo perforated rolls and flat products made from all major substrate offerings in the industry.Cascades-IFC is vertically integrated with tissue/paper based substrates; all being manufactured with recycled paper and chlorine free bleaching.

Today, Cascades-IFC Disposables markets product lines in the U.S., Canada and abroad. Product lines include North River Towels; WorkPac All-Purpose Towels; Tuff-Job Scrim Reinforced; Presto-Wipes Airlaid Towels; DRC Towels; Like-Rags Spunlace; Hyworx Heavy Duty Nonwoven Towels; Privilege Linen Replacement Airlaid Napkins & Guest Hand Towels; Privilege Moka DRC Napkins & Guest Hand Towels; Busboy & Busboy Select Foodservice Towels; Dusterz Anti-Static Dusting Cloths; Monk Disinfectant Wet Wipes; and Tuff-Job Hand Cleaning Wet Towels.

Ms. Brooks attributes the company’s 6-7% annual growth to focused sales, marketing and customer service teams.“IFC offers a comprehensive, quality line of wiping cloth products that can be bundled with other Cascade Tissue Group product offerings —towels/tissue/napkins/dispensers.We provide full marketing support and can private label for larger customers if required, which sets us apart from others in the market.Cascades-IFC has built its reputation with a clear focus on superior sales and customer service support and by offering a wide range of products along with on time delivery rates which are one of the best in the industry.We pride ourselves on our operational flexibility and ability to manufacture wiping cloth products at competitive prices.IFC strongly believes in building true customer/supplier partnerships and we manage our business accordingly.Our regional sales managers and representatives become partners with our customers and we become partners with our suppliers. We take it beyond just the initial sale.”

Cascades-IFC’s wide range of disposable wiping cloth products provides the distribution market with a complete source of wiping solutions for its customers’ needs.The company offers their Busboy color coded food service wiping systems that makes training much easier for the end user. “Our food service towels are designed and color coded to provide the most user friendly and economic products to meet the customer’s requirements.

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