PMT recently rebuilt the PM11 press section of Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc. in Longview, Washington. The press section was upgraded to improve the Sack Kraft paper quality and production. The results of the upgrade are meeting expectations.Read more
"We are now a sustainable business, solidly in the game for the long run," said President Randy Nebel, in the report. "We will continue to pursue our vision, work safely, meet customer expectations, and deliver results."
Longview's financial performance was strong in 2011, producing positive earnings for investors. This was aided by eight consecutive quarters of record mill production.Read more
A component in the mill's main electrical system failed at 11:46 a.m., cutting power and mill's main water supply pumps, Longview Fibre spokeswoman Sarah Taydas said. The power was restored an hour later, and the company was working to restart the mill Thursday afternoon, she said.Read more
The company is seeking a "Notice of Construction" order that is required when a source of air pollution plans to make changes to its operations. If approved by Ecology, Order 8429 would, among other actions, allow the mill to:Read more
Earlier this month, under pressure from members of Congress, the federal Environmental Protection Agency shelved a plan to increase regulations of greenhouse gases emitted by biomass facilities. Agency officials said they needed more time to determine whether burning wood waste qualifies as a green fuel.Read more