Annual PTPC Kraft Christmas Tree Contest

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Community Involvement | No Comments
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 […]

2015 PTPC Kraft Christmas Tree Entries

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Community Involvement | No Comments

The public is invited to vote for a People’s Choice Winner by emailing the Entry # of their choice to community_relations@ptpc.com.  Voting will end on December 31st.   Entry 151: Entry 150: Entry 149: Entry 148: Entry 147: Entry 146: Entry 144: Entry 143: Entry 142: Entry 141: Entry 140: Entry 139: Entry 138: Entry […]

ASB Sludge Removal Resuming

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Mill Improvement Projects | No Comments

PTPC plans to resume sludge removal activities from the Aerated Stabilization Basin (ASB) Run 4 on April 18.   The sludge removal work will be completed by the end of May.  Removing the accumulated sludge is expected to significantly reduce odors from the wastewater treatment system.   Please call the PTPC community impacts line 379-4224 […]

PTPC Visits Chimacum Creek Primary for Papermaking Class

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Community Involvement, Education | No Comments
PTPC Visits Chimacum Creek Primary for Papermaking Class

Here at PTPC, we love to spread the word about what we do and how we do it. But not everyone realizes that you don’t need high-level machinery or a 450-acre campus to make paper–you can do it in your very own home. With that in mind, several employees of Port Townsend Paper visited Chimacum […]

Port Townsend Paper Appoints New Mill General Manager

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Business | No Comments

Port Townsend Paper Corporation has named Carr Tyndall as the new Mill General Manager. Tyndall will assume responsibility for all mill operations, previously held by former PTPC President Roger Hagan, as of March 30th. Prior to accepting his new role at Port Townsend Paper Corporation, Tyndall was Plant Manager for KapStone Paper and Packaging at […]

Mill Works With Innovative Scientists to Develop New Stormwater Filtration Methods

Mill Works With Innovative Scientists to Develop New Stormwater Filtration Methods

Since May of 2013, Port Townsend Paper Corp has been working with local entrepreneur Francesco Tortorici, the Port of Port Townsend, and Oregon researchers to explore the uses of biochar, a product of the biomass combustion process, as a stormwater filtration medium. The results of this exploration are now coming to fruition as the Port […]

Shelterbelt: Using Trees to Reduce Odors

Shelterbelt: Using Trees to Reduce Odors

Trees are pretty versatile. Not only are trees good for making paper, trees can also be used for reducing odors. This November, over 200 trees and shrubs were planted around the mill’s Aerated Stabilization Basin (ASB) in a design called a shelterbelt. A shelterbelt is a vegetative screen that decreases the concentration of odors downwind […]

Open House 2014 — Thanks for Coming!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Community Involvement, Education | No Comments
Open House 2014  — Thanks for Coming!

After countless hours of planning and organizing, brainstorming and button making, the Open House event we envisioned finally came to life. It was better than we could have hoped for—over 400 of our neighbors came out to hear talks about our operations and products, chat with our employees, and see the paper machines in action. […]

Improving Barge Unloading Operations

Improving Barge Unloading Operations

Receiving wood chips and hogfuel by barge is very important to the mill. It is an economical way to transport materials and PTPC receives 120 barge loads each year (equal to 5829 truckloads). Receiving these materials by barge instead of by truck prevents the on-road vehicle emissions and traffic congestion from 5829 trucks driving to […]