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Member Profiles

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  •

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.

Clearwater Paper

Spokane Washington; Lewiston Idaho  •

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.


Oregon and Washington  •

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  •

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.

International Paper

Springfield, Oregon • 

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.

McKinley Paper Company

Port Angeles, Washington  •

The McKinley Paper Company is one of three business groups in the paper sector operated by Bio Pappel. McKinley is the largest paper manufacturer for packaging, containing, wrapping and newspapers in the country. It operates two paper mills in the US, one in New Mexico and the other in Washington state. 

Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co.

Longview, Washington  •

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  • 

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. 

Port Townsend Paper Company

Port Townsend, Washington •

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

Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE:SON) is a global provider of packaging products. With net sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2022, the Company has approximately 22,000 employees working in more than 310 operations around the world, serving some of the world’s best-known brands.

With our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life., Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, and a better world, for our customers, employees and communities. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies for 2022 as well as being included in Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the fourth consecutive year. For more information on the Company, visit our website at


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.

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