WE NEED BILLERUD TO OPEN UP THE WISCONSIN RAPIDS PAPER MILL OR SELL IT WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS ON THE PAPER PRODUCTS THE MILL IS DESIGNED TO PRODUCE! WISCONSIN NEEDS YOUR HELP TO REBUILD THE PAPER INDUSTRY!
I recently received a picture dated September 11, 1974 Consolidated Papers, Inc. Dedicates this converting complex to serve the future growth of the graphics arts industry. My brother was the lead Engineer setting up the facility and I was the Sales and Marketing Manager supporting the Paper Distributors and the Commercial Printing Markets in the Midwest. Consolidated Papers was the leader in the production of coated papers servicing commercial, publication, catalog and direct mail printing industries nationwide. Simply, Consolidated Papers, Inc. made Wisconsin the Printing Capital of the USA. Today, the mill sits idle having a major impact on the State of Wisconsin and our communities! Our 5P industries are in serious trouble finding paper to support their businesses. We need to come up with a solution or become more dependent on Paper from Asia or Europe! The Wisconsin Paper Mill could provide enough paper to supply ALL of American’s needs with capacity to export paper worldwide!
I have had discussions with Billerud and I value the genuine relationship we have built! Billerud is very much like George Mead, the past President of Consolidated Papers, Inc. They are committed to paper production, their communities, sustainability, employees and growth in North America. Like Consolidated Papers, Inc. Billerud goes back 150 years in the Paper Industry!
- We have seen St. Paper, LLC. Duluth: A $42.1 million project to reopen a paper mill in Duluth is among the big winners in the latest round of job creation grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
- The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a 15 year Forest Products Processing Renaissance Zone estimated to be worth $29.4 million in support of the project for Billerud’s Escanaba Mill Transformation Project.
The Green Bay Innovation Group is putting together a panel of industry experts to discuss the issues to rebuild the paper industry in Wisconsin which will include WEDC, the Wisconsin Paper Council and ALL interested in BUILDING BACK the Wisconsin Paper Industry. If you are interested, please contact me at:
608-698-3333 cell and text or email@example.com