Latest Paper manufacturing News

Maine paper mill damaged by 2020 blast to close for good

Sep. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

JAY, Maine (AP) — A paper mill that was site of an explosion in 2020 is going to close in the new year, leaving 230 workers without jobs, the company said Tuesday. The Pixelle Specialty Solutions mill lost its ability to produce pulp but continued to operate a pair of paper...

EXPLAINER: Bolsonaro knocks Brazil's voting system

Sep. 06, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Brazil’s presidential election just a month off, President Jair Bolsonaro is feeding concern about the nation’s electronic voting system. He has long insisted that the machines, used for a quarter-century, are prone to fraud, though he acknowledged last year that...

Official: 4 workers hurt in steam release at NC paper mill

Aug. 26, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) — Four workers were hurt at a North Carolina paper mill on Thursday, officials said. Four employees at WestRock's mill in Roanoke Rapids were injured in an incident involving a steam release from a valve, WestRock spokesperson Robby Johnson said in an...

Swiss company plans $80M upgrade at Alabama pulp mill

Jul. 27, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Swiss owner of a pulp mill in Alabama said Wednesday that it is investing $80 million to increase the amount of absorbent pulp it can produce there. The second line at the GP Cellulose Alabama River mill near Monroeville should be able to produce rolls...