The Whistle Blows Again: New Technology at Aerican Eagle Paper Mills

Tyrone, Pa. — Overcome, adapt and press on; that is just what American Eagle Paper Mills (AEPM) has done with their new, game-changing boiler project. The latest technology was unveiled at the new AEPM warehouse on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

The event took an unconventional spin on “ribbon-cutting” by re-blowing the famous whistle, a sound not heard in Tyrone since the old boiler was replaced. Mike Grimm, AEPM’s President and CEO, gave an insightful overview of the Mill’s evolution, its history, and its profound impact on the community.

“Hundreds of pictures, thousands of faces, tens of thousands of people and families that have been connected to the Mill over the past 136 years. It is humbling to know that I am merely one in a very long line of people that have walked through the doors,” said Grimm.

New American Eagle Paper Mills Boiler - The new Babcock and Wilcox natural gas boiler replaced the old, 1957 coal-stoker fire boiler. The $8 million boiler was an update to technology as well as the systems of the Mill. The new boiler eliminates continuity risks, ensures compliance and cuts operating costs. The boiler will solidify the Mill’s mission of fostering a better environment.