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MillsOnline Updates

Among recent updates to the MillsOnline database of pulp and paper mills are the following:


  • In July 2005, Blue Heron Paper acquired the Pomona, CA mill formerly owned by Smurfit Newsprint Corporation of California.
  • The mill in Plainwell, MI is closed, not just idle. The city of Plainwell acquired the property in August 2006.
  • The mill in Newton Falls, NY has been closed since 2000.
  • In June 2006, Thilmany LLC acquired the Industrial Papers Division of International Paper. Kohlberg & Company (Mt. Kisco, NY) is the exclusive stakeholder of Thilmany, LLC.  Ownership of the mills in Kaukauna, WI and De Pere, WI has been transferred to Thilmany.


  • The mill in Old Town, ME, formerly owned by Georgia-Pacific, has been purchased by Red Shield Environmental, LLC.
  • Laidlaw Energy has purchased the mill in Berlin, NH from Fraser Papers, Inc., with the intent to convert it to a biomass-energy power plant.
  • New Page Corporation has sold its Chillicothe, OH mill to Glatfelter of York, PA.
  • ST Paper LLC, based in Ashwaubenon, WI, has purchased the Oconto Falls Tissue, Inc. tissue mill in Oconto WI.
  • Neenah Paper has announced the closure of the 15,000 t/y fine paper mill in Housatonic, MA, effective May 2007.
  • The former Newstech/Belkorp Industries mill in Newton Falls, NY has been purchased by Scotia Investments, Ltd.
  • Domtar has merged with Weyerhaeuser's fine paper business, which will now do business as Domtar.  The affected mills are in Columbus, MS (coated paper mill

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