North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC) announced the arrival of a new state-of-the-art drum pulper that will produce recycled packaging papers from waste material previously sent to China, helping to solve a major environmental challenge while supporting local jobs.

NORPAC invests in new drum pulper

NORPAC invests in new drum pulper

North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC) announced the arrival of a new state-of-the-art drum pulper that will help the company expand its production of lightweight recycled packaging papers and safeguard more than 400 mill jobs and support other indirect jobs in Cowlitz County, Washington.

The pulper and other mill infrastructure upgrades represent more than a $50 million capital investment that will expand Longview mill operations to transform wastepaper into lightweight recycled papers for corrugated boxes, displays, bags and various other packaging products.

"We're excited to reach a big milestone in our work to achieve our vision of opening new markets, providing low-carbon, recycled packaging papers and retaining our talented, innovative workforce," said NORPAC CEO Craig Anneberg. "This new machine is up to the tough job of keeping wastepaper out of landfills and turning it into new, recycled products – that's good for jobs and our environment. I'm also pleased NORPAC can support our local economic recovery in real-time with construction jobs that will make our new facility operational."

NORPAC is an independent paper company based in Washington State. From its world-class manufacturing facility, NORPAC delivers a broad range of high-quality papers to customers across the United States and around the world. 

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