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G-P's Camas Mill Implements New Towel Rewinder

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According to a report by the Camas-Washougal Post Record, Camas, Wash., USA, the Georgia-Pacific Camas mill has successfully brought online a new enMotion towel rewinder with associated converting equipment. It represents a multi-million dollar investment.

The enMotion system is a touchless paper towel and dispensing system that reduces waste 30% versus standard folded towels, and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled fiber. The dispensers are found in office buildings, schools, restaurants, medical facilities, retail stores, and many other locations.

"Our goal was to make this rewinder state-of-the-art, from both a safety and ergonomic standpoint and from a productivity standpoint," said Operations Manager Tom Long. "Safety, ergonomics and productivity go hand-in-hand. We achieved our goal and now have one of the most ergonomically friendly and fastest converting lines in the company."

In addition to Georgia-Pacific employees, many local companies and crafts people were involved in the process.

"With more than $5 million invested into bringing this rewinder online, this was an economic success for our local community and the Camas mill," said Mill Manager Joe Ertolacci. "This speaks to the viability of the mill as we continue to see significant investment from Georgia-Pacific to keep the mill a competitive facility in a global marketplace."

The Camas mill unveiled the rewinder to the community by providing a tour to the mill’s Community Advisory Panel. The CAP consists of representatives from the City of Camas, local school districts, businesses, and private citizens who meet every six months to discuss the mill’s overall performance and engagement with the community.


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