NewPage promotes paper’s role in dairy during National Dairy Month; makes paper for butter, ice cream novelties and cheese packaging

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NewPage promotes paper’s role in dairy during National Dairy Month; makes paper for butter, ice cream novelties and cheese packaging

June 11, 2014 - 09:19

STEVENS POINT, WI, June 11, 2014 (Local News) -National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world. After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to Dairy Month.

NewPage has a special affinity for June Dairy Month. Specialty paper grades made at several NewPage mills are used in the packaging of many dairy products. For example, the paper used for wrapping sticks of butter and your favorite ice cream sandwich, novelty or cone is made at the Stevens Point mill. The paper needed for labels on milk jugs is made at the Escanaba, Mich., mill. Paper for labels on packaged cheese is made at NewPage's Rumford, Maine, Luke, Md., and Escanaba, Mich., mills. NewPage mills also make paper and paperboard that is used in the packaging of yogurt, cream cheese, creamer, sour cream and cottage cheese. "Many NewPage papers are hard at work labeling, preserving and protecting the various dairy products that we enjoy every day," said John Reichert, Stevens Point mill manager.

Stevens Point Journal - NewPage promotes paper's role in June Dairy Month

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