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Clearwater Paper Breaks Ground on $160 Million Pulp Digester Project

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According to a report by the Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, ID, USA, with much fanfare, Clearwater Paper recently broke ground on their ambitious new $160 million pulp digester project. Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Clearwater Paper's top executive were front and center this past Friday (September 25) as one of the region's largest employers broke ground for its biggest Lewiston upgrade in a quarter century.
 
Clearwater Paper is starting a $160 million project in which a continuous pulp digester will replace 12 batch pulp digesters installed at a variety of times. The digester will convert wood chips to pulp that will be turned into tissue for items such as toilet paper and paperboard for goods like commercial packaging
 
"It really brings the mill into competition with other similar pulp mills in the country and it’s a major upgrade and optimization and it will make the mill much more efficient," said Matt VanVlett, spokesperson Clearwater Paper at the event.

The company announced timetable plans for beginning building and installing components of the actual new pulp digester sometime in October.
 

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