Flambeau River Papers, one of North America’s “greenest” paper mills, completed installation of the new headbox on Paper Machine No. 3. The $2 million plus investment, which controls flow and distribution of fiber, will improve the mill’s current grades while allowing the manufacture of additional specialty printing and writing papers.
“Since Flambeau River Papers opened for business in 2006, we have been committed to continuous improvement,” said William “Butch” Johnson, the mill’s chief executive officer. “This is our latest, but certainly not our last, capital improvement, and it helps ensure that our customers receive the finest paper available.”
A new headbox represents a large investment during uncertain economic times, however it improves paper quality, uniformity and allows the addition of other uncoated free sheet grades. It is one more investment required to keep 320 dedicated, hard-working U.S. employees on the job.