Newark Recycled Paperboard to increase output, product quality without increasing energy consumption at its Wisconsin paper mill, will pay for project using more than US$75,000 energy-efficiency grant recently awarded by state of Wisconsin
CRANFORD, New Jersey
July 15, 2013
– Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions (www.newarkgroup.com), a leader in the collection of secondary fibers and the manufacturing and converting of 100% recycled paperboard in the U.S. and Canada, announced that the Newark Wisconsin Paperboard Mill received a Focus on Energy incentive in excess of $75,000 for energy efficiency from the state of Wisconsin.
Utilizing Newark Operations Excellence, the Wisconsin Paperboard Mill set a goal to become as energy-efficient as possible. Newark plant engineers devised a strategy to improve the quality and formation of the paperboard product as well as improve the tons per day, all while running at current energy levels.
Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s energy efficiency program, along with WE Energies, the state’s largest energy provider, showed interest in Newark’s sustainability project especially since the Newark Wisconsin Paperboard Mill is one of the state’s largest energy consumers.
“This was a large investment for us,” said Chris Chappell, General Manager of the Newark Wisconsin Paperboard Mill. “Focus on Energy reviewed our paper machine improvement project to achieve energy savings and increased tons per day, agreeing it was an excellent energy efficiency project, and that it could qualify for incentive funding.”
“Receiving the check from Focus on Energy is a great achievement for everyone involved at our Newark Wisconsin Paperboard Mill”, said Dick Poppe, Senior Vice President for Newark Paperboard Mills. He added, “Sustainability, both in our products and our facilities, is a major corporate focus. It was quite an accomplishment to be publicly recognized for our efforts.”
About Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions:
Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions is a leader in integrated manufacturing of 100 percent recycled paperboard and paperboard products in the U.S. and Canada. The Company supplies the raw material used to produce products, making it a self-sustaining, environmentally sound company. Newark serves a diverse market, offering raw materials to finished products. It is committed to providing customers with customized innovative products and superior customer service. Privately held for 100 years, Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions is headquartered in Cranford, NJ, employs more than 1,500 and operates 34 facilities. It is a member of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.