BPM paper mill in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, offers similar paper products as its predecessor Badger Mill Paper, but aims to boost profitability with more specialized products that include 100% post-consumer paper, confectionery wrap

Allison Oesterle

Allison Oesterle

Nov 11, 2011 – Industry Intelligence

LOS ANGELES , November 11, 2011 () – BPM, Inc., a paper mill based in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, has continued to produce the same copy paper, envelope paper and confectionery wrap as its predecessor Badger Mill Paper, Inc., but the company has instituted a different business strategy that focuses on fewer products and larger profits, the Green Bay Press Gazette reported on Nov. 6.

BPM specializes in 100% post-consumer paper, which larger companies “don't want to do it because they don't want to add pulping facilities," according to General Manager James Koronkiewicz.

The company purchases recycled stock supplied by Fibrek Inc. in the form of pulp sheets, which are 90% dehydrated and cost less to transport. The sheets are then re-pulped at the Peshtigo mill.

BPM has also been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, the Sustainable Forest Initiative, the U. S. Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now Program and Focus on Energy, according to Rebecca Schoenebeck, the company’s marketing coordinator.

Although BPM continues to produce the commodity–type products previously supplied by Badger Mill Paper, it focuses mainly on specialty products. In contrast to Badger Mill Paper, BPM is privately owned and its workforce consists of 125 nonunion employees.

BPM comprises a printing plant in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, and a paper mill in Peshtigo, which has two paper machines in addition to converting equipment. Since 2006, BPM has invested more than US$3 million into its operations, including upgrading its paper machines and computer control systems and purchasing a new boiler, the Gazette reported.

BPM is owned by James Azzar, who purchased Badger Paper Mill’s assets in 2005, after the company had gone bankrupt and entered into a receivership.

The primary source of this article is Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 6, 2011.

* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.

Share:

About Us

We deliver market news & information relevant to your business.

We monitor all your market drivers.

We aggregate, curate, filter and map your specific needs.

We deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

Our Contacts

1990 S Bundy Dr. Suite #380,
Los Angeles, CA 90025 795

+1 (310) 558 0008
+1 (310) 558 0080 (FAX)

About Cookies On This Site

We collect data, including through use of cookies and similar technology ("cookies") that enchance the online experience. By clicking "I agree", you agree to our cookies, agree to bound by our Terms of Use, and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. For more information on our data practices and how to exercise your privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.