Uncoated Freesheet: 'Small guy' American Eagle mill still rolling behind an energy upgrade, flexibility
OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 23, 2016 (PPI Pulp &Paper Week) - An ongoing 45% demand
decline on uncoated freesheet (UFS) paper in North America since 2000 has not
deterred American Eagle Paper Mills.
The 90,000 tons/yr mill in central Pennsylvania with a long, colorful history remains
fixated and growing in UFS.
In the last two years, the company spent $15 million on a critical coal to natural gas
boiler project that significantly reduces the mill's production cost, opened a new
warehouse, and started up a second cutsize sheeter. Further, company CEO Mike
Grimm, who started at American Eagle Paper in early 2013, sees continuing interest
and growth potential in 100% recycled-content office/copy paper, which is an
American Eagle staple. In 2015, for example, the city of New York started using
100% recycled-content office paper at its government offices.
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