PORT TOWNSEND, WA, June 6, 2019 (Local News) -The Port Townsend Paper Corporation aims to increase its intake of recycled cardboard, while also reducing its consumption of fresh water by close to a million gallons per day.
Both improvements are tied to the planned replacement of the company’s Old Corrugated Container pulper, which is 22 years old, scheduled for this fall, but not before the public comment period expires June 28.Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Nov. 9, 2017 (Local News) -The Port Townsend Paper Corp. is working to resolve a noise issue that surfaced after an annual 10-day shutdown of the paper mill for repairs. Michael Craft, mill general manager, said Monday that a noise silencer is expected to be installed in the next two weeks on a piece of equipment on its No. 2 paper machine.Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Oct. 10, 2017 (Peninsula Daily News ) -The state Department of Ecology has seen a significant increase in complaints about odor from the Port Townsend Paper Co. mill.
So far, there have been a documented 339 complaints in 2017. Of those, 174 were complaints submitted during September, and Ecology staff members said they are still counting.Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Sept. 20, 2017 (Local News) -There has been an uptick in the number of odor complaints about the Port Townsend Paper Corp. in the past month compared to the previous few months, both mill officials and state Department of Ecology (Ecology) officials agree.
A Facebook page devoted to mapping the incidents also has seen an increase in complaints, says MillOdorous founder Nancy Botta.
Mill and Ecology officials say wind patterns and smoke from fires around the state may have roles in the increase.Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, April 20, 2017 (Press Release) -The Port Townsend Paper Corporation has been fined $30,000 by the Washington Department of Ecology for two incidents in 2016 that led to emissions from the plant bypassing its control systems.Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Feb. 22, 2017 (Local News) -Since buying Port Townsend Paper Corp. in 2015, Crown Paper Group executives estimate that $30 million of capital has been pumped into improvement projects and another $30 million into maintenance projects.
And they’re not done with making changes to a business that has been the largest private employer in Jefferson County since 1928. The mill employs 280 people and most of them live in Jefferson County.Read more
FORT WAYNE, IN , Dec. 15, 2016 (Press Release) -The newestPrinceton TMXuser will be Port Townsend, Wash.-based Port Townsend Paper Co. (PTPC). PTPC produces pulp, paper, containerboard, and specialty products by blending virgin and recycled fibers at its mill. The company recycles one-third of all of the cardboard in the state of Washington.Read more
PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Sept. 7, 2016 (Press Release) -On July 22, 2016, Port Townsend Paper brought the first stage of a three-stage plan to convert its main fossil fuel source from oil to compressed natural gas online, in order to achieve cleaner air emissions and a more competitive mill.Read more