"This project has been a long time in the making," said Kevin Hayward, Ox Paperboard's President. "We are proud of our employees and their efforts to complete our goal of upgrading and positioning the mill for long term success. This project shows our long-term commitment to this historic mill, our dedicated employees and the local community."
Upgrades will allow OX to not only meet current NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) requirements, but also proactively addressfuture changesbrought forth by the Clean Water Act and the Chesapeake Watershed.
In addition, upgrades to the paper mill machinery are underway and should be completed by the close of 2013.
OX Paperboard is a lead supplier of high strength recycled paperboard used in the manufacturing of paper tube and cores as well as other industries. OX is also a leader in the manufacturing of recycled paperboard and custom converted mill products producing over 100,000 tons of paperboard per year made from 100% recycled fiber at its plants in Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.