Packaging Corporation of America
Wallula, Washington •
Built in 1957, the Boise Inc (PCA) pulp and paper mill at Wallula, WA was the first mill ever built by the company (then Boise Cascade). Today, the mill produces more than 400,000 tons per year of packaging products for the agriculture industry, as well as market pulp and specialty paper. Approximately 600 people work at the Wallula facility. With an annual payroll of more than $40 million, PCA is one of the largest employers in Walla Walla County and constitutes the largest share of the county’s property tax base, funding vital education, emergency and law enforcement services.
Cascade Pulp Mill
Halsey, Oregon • www.cascadepulp.com
Cascade Pacific Pulp, LLC is a market pulp manufacturing and sales company near Halsey, Oregon approximately 120 miles south of Portland. The company produces pulp, an intermediate component in the papermaking process, which it then markets to paper makers around the world. Cascade currently produces 200,000 tons of high-grade pulp for use in fine paper, tissue and cement fiber board. Cascade’s pulp is produced from lumber production residuals of Douglas fir, Western Hemlock and Western Red Cedar, using state of the art technology and modern equipment, while maintaining excellent environmental protection.
Spokane Washington; Lewiston Idaho • www.clearwaterpaper.com
Headquartered in Spokane, Washington, Clearwater Paper has facilities across the nation. In the Northwest, the company has a fiber barging dock in Columbia City, Oregon, a chip facility in Clarkston, Washington, and its largest pulp, paperboard and tissue complex employing nearly 1400 in Lewiston, Idaho. Clearwater Paper is Idaho’s largest forest products company, contributing more than $250 million a year to the local economy, through payroll, taxes, local vendor payments, wood purchasing, plus millions of additional dollars annually in maintenance and capital expenditures. The Lewiston facility generates approximately 50 percent of its electrical needs from renewable green biomass fuels. Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, hard roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities from coast to coast. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the Company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters.
Georgia-Pacific has a significant manufacturing presence in the Pacific Northwest, with major tissue, towel, paper and containerboard mills in the region, along with facilities that make packaging, building products and chemicals. The Toledo, Ore., linerboard mill has 400 employees and is the largest recycler of wastepaper in the state of Oregon. The Wauna, Ore., mill has nearly 1,000 employees who make nationally branded premium bath tissue and paper towel products used in homes every day. The Wauna mill is committed to managing and minimizing its overall environmental impact, including a major energy reduction project in 2012 which will help conserve 5.5 million kilowatt hours annually. The Halsey, Ore., mill has more than 400 employees and makes private label consumer products. The Camas, Wash., mill has been part of the community since 1883, employs 500 people and makes paper towels for our away-from-home business and printing papers for business and home use.
Inland Empire Paper Company
Spokane, Washington • www.iepco.com
Inland Empire Paper (IEP) has continuously operated in Millwood, near Spokane, since 1911. Today IEP produces more than 500 tons of newsprint each day for customers throughout the western United States. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the company focuses on using a minimum of natural resources, producing its paper from sawmill waste and recycled newspapers; 100% of IEP’s final product is made from waste materials. Over the past ten years, IEP has invested several hundred million dollars on state-of-the art equipment, making it the most modern newsprint facility in the world.
Springfield, Oregon • www.internationalpaper.com/us/en/
The International Paper mill in Springfield, Oregon has been in continuous production of kraft linerboard since 1948. Its primary source of fiber has always been residuals from sawmill operations augmented with recycled corrugated containers. The mill’s approximately 250 union employees are among the highest paid manufacturing workers in the area. A leader in environmental controls, the Springfield mill was among the first in the Pacific Northwest to install wastewater secondary treatment, and installed a condensate removal system more than twenty years before regulations mandated such controls. Through the years, numerous energy efficiency projects have continued to reduce the mill’s environmental footprint.
Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co.
Longview, Washington • www.nippondynawave.com
Built in 1953, Nippon Dynawave’s liquid packaging facility in Longview has production capacity of 300,000 tons of liquid packaging board a year, enough to make six billion quart-size milk cartons. Nippon Dynawave’s manufacturing process uses no elemental chlorine, allowing the company to meet or exceed requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More than 525 people work at the Longview facility. In addition to providing a significant source of jobs and tax revenue for the region, the company has contributed more than a million dollars to Longview-area schools, emergency services and charities since 2007.
North Pacific Paper Corporation
Longview, Washington • www.norpacpaper.com
North Pacific Paper Company — 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. NORPAC makes high-quality and environmentally conscious copy paper and printing and publishing stock.
Ponderay Newsprint Company
Usk, Washington • www.ponderaynewsprint.com
Ponderay Newsprint Company, located in Usk, Washington, approximately 60 miles north of Spokane, has produced newsprint since 1988. The operation is a partnership between multiple-leading U.S. newspaper publishers and a forest product company. Ponderay Newsprint manufactures approximately 250,000 metric tons of newsprint annually, which is sent to pressrooms throughout North America and parts of Asia. The mill employs over 140 individuals, making it the 2nd largest employer overall in Pend Oreille County and the largest private employer. Ponderay Newsprint is committed to preserving the environment in eastern Washington and continuing to act as a responsible corporate citizen in the local communities.
Port Townsend Paper Company
Port Townsend, Washington • www.ptpc.com
Port Townsend Paper Corporation produces Kraft pulp, paper, containerboard, and specialty products by blending virgin and recycled fibers at our mill headquarters in Port Townsend, Washington. Along with its sister corrugated packaging facility, Crown Packaging in British Columbia, Port Townsend Paper Company offers a variety of sustainable solutions to its customers.
Sumner, Washington • www.sonoco.com
The Sonoco Products Company paper mill located in Sumner, Washington, was built in 1915. The mill employs 60 people, including members of the AWPPW, Local 28, to make paperboard products such as wine bottle partitions, corestock, and Java Jackets. The mill uses 100% recycled furnish with an average post-consumer content of 85% and is SFI and FSC Certified Sustainable. In addition, the company purchases more than $1,500,000 of recycled fiber from local suppliers annually. The mill has installed energy saving devices that have resulted in a 10.2% decrease in energy usage per ton of paper produced since 2011.
Tacoma, Washington •
WestRock’s Tacoma mill has more than 400 valued employees. The mill produces white top linerboard for use in printing colorful boxes and point-of-purchase displays, both bleached and natural kraft papers, building papers and other industrial uses, and produces pulp for export. The mill employs some of the most advanced paper recycling techniques available, recycling 500 tons of waste paper and boxes each day—turning them into high-quality packaging paper while improving the environment. Green energy is the newest addition to Tacoma’s product offerings. The green energy plant, which opened in summer 2009, is fueled by renewable wood-based biomass including sawdust, bark and logging debris, and generates enough clean, renewable electricity to power 40,000 homes annually.
Longview, Washington •
WestRock's Longview mill, formerly known as KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation, is the largest producer of highly recycled kraft paper in the nation and is one of the largest recyclers of corrugated containers in the Western U.S. Focused on sustainability, the Longview mill has reduced its water consumption by one-third since 2005 and cut total greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 72 percent as of 2011 year-end. Almost 90 percent of the energy used at the mill is from renewable sources. The company’s 1,700-plus employees have an average tenure of almost 15 years. Since 2002, its employees have donated more than $870,000 to the Cowlitz County United Way, with another $296,000 in corporate contributions.