Operating profit in 3Q was 11% higher to $60 million and net income showed a loss of $1 million.Read more
Evergreen Packaging today announced the company is the recipient of the 2014 American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) Leadership in Sustainability Award for Sustainable Forest Management for its Certified Success - Evergreen Forest Certification Program.Read more
"It worked out fine," said Brandon Ferguson, president of the United Steelworkers Smoky Mountain Local 507. "We were able to make some changes, and in the end the vote passed."Read more
Evergreen Packaging wanted the money to help pay for new natural gas fired boilers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is forcing it to replace its old coal-fired boilers, which the company said would cost $50 million.
It employs about 1,000 people average annual wage, including benefits, of $78,300.Read more
CANTON, NC, June 11, 2014 (Smoky Mountain News ) -Evergreen Packaging paper mill in Canton could get $12 million in state assistance to offset the cost of converting from coal to natural gas, if a proposal pending in the General Assembly goes through.
"The chances are excellent," said N.C. Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, who sponsored a bill on the mill's behalf.
The paper mill estimates it will cost $50 million to convert its coal-fired boilers to natural gas in order to meet stricter industrial air pollution limits coming down the pike.Read more
The company is asking North Carolina for a $12 million grant from the state's Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund and $2.8 million from the state Commerce Department, said Rep. Michele Presnell, a Republican representing Haywood, Madison and Yancey counties.Read more