Resolute shifts Calhoun, TN, mill away from newsprint to tissue to ‘ensure the future’

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Resolute shifts Calhoun, TN, mill away from newsprint to tissue to ‘ensure the future’

May 26, 2017 - 18:32
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CLEVELAND, TN, May 26, 2017 (Local News) -The shift from paper to tissue production at one of America's biggest pulp mills, in Calhoun, Tenn., should help ensure the future of the Resolute Forest Products facility in McMinn County despite the ongoing decline in the demand for the newsprint also produced at the plant, company CEO Richard Garneau said Thursday.

Following the company's annual meeting here Thursday and a board tour of the Calhoun facility on Wednesday, Garneau said he is encouraged by the start of the tissue production lines in Calhoun. Although the initial investment at the pulp and paper mill ended up costing about 10 percent more than originally forecast, Garneau said production and packaging of the new tissue products started about a month ahead of schedule and the new technology should give Resolute an advantage in capturing more of the growing tissue business.

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