Northwest Pulp & Paper Association Presents 2016 Environmental Excellence Award to Port Townsend Paper

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July 27, 2016 Mill Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions Nearly 60 Percent The Northwest Pulp & Paper Association (NWPPA) recently presented its 2016 Environmental Excellence Award to Port Townsend Paper of Port Townsend, WA. The Port Townsend Paper mill has, over the past ten years, reduced greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels by nearly 60 percent. […]

Falling down the ‘biochar wormhole’ – or – Turning organic debris into nutrient stores

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Leader Article of March 4, 2020 Francesco Tortorici’s first job out of college was designing rocket engines. Since then, he has lived around the country and around the world, in places like Norway, working as an engineer and a construction project management consultant for 30 years. But after all that work over all those years, […]

Mill lease extended six months

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Leader Article of February 12, 2020 The City of Port Townsend and the Port Townsend Paper Company have agreed to extend the terms of a more than 60-year-old operational water lease, which was due to expire in March, to allow more time for a renegotiation. The current lease, which has been in place since 1956, […]

Mill to recycle more, use less water

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Leader Article of June 5, 2019 The Port Townsend Paper Corporation aims to increase its intake of recycled cardboard, while also reducing its consumption of fresh water by close to a million gallons per day. Both improvements are tied to the planned replacement of the company’s Old Corrugated Container pulper, which is 22 years old, […]

Paper mill to increase recycling capacity

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Leader Article of February 27, 2019 As he walked through the paper production building at the Port Townsend Paper Company, General Manager Kevin Scott conducted his hands in time with the whirring of machinery. “It’s like an orchestra,” he said. And like clockwork, as a giant roll of brown paper was released from the winder, […]

Association of Washington Business highlights PT Paper Company

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Leader Article of October 16, 2018 The Association of Washington Business highlighted the Port Townsend Paper Co. for their commitment to environmental stewardship and providing local jobs with a visit to the paper mill on National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5. The visit to the Paper Company fell on National Manufacturing Day, but was part […]

Kudos to the Paper Mill

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Leader Article published Aug 7, 2018 Sadly enough the mill doesn’t get much good press. It seems as though they are consistently the recipient of too much bad press coverage. I would like to share a story about their overwhelming commitment to safety. In late June, I requested a meeting with the mill manager, Mr. […]

Noise Issue Being Addressed

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Business | No Comments

PTPC recently installed a new piece of equipment.  An increase in noise was detected on startup. We are currently working with the vendor to design and install equipment which will reduce the noise.  We apologize for this noise increase and expect resolution within two weeks.

Annual PTPC Kraft Christmas Tree Contest

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Annual PTPC Kraft Christmas Tree Contest

Again, this year for Christmas, Port Townsend Paper Corporation employees will hand out three-foot-high, three-dimensional Christmas trees made of Port Townsend Kraft paper and ask the locals to start decorating. From November 18 – Dec 7th, pick up your (free) Kraft tree and a copy of the contest rules at the following locations:  Aldrich’s, the Chamber […]

Port Townsend Paper Brings First Stage of Compressed Natural Gas Conversion Online

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Mill Improvement Projects | No Comments

Benefits Include Cleaner Air Emissions, More Competitive Mill, Domestically-Sourced Fuel   Port Townsend, WA – On July 22, 2016, Port Townsend Paper brought the first stage of a three-stage plan to convert its main fossil fuel source from oil to compressed natural gas online, in order to achieve cleaner air emissions and a more competitive […]