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 […]

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 […]

Boiler MACT Update – November

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments

T-Minus 457 days and counting! On January 31st, 2013, the EPA published a new rule known as Industrial Boiler MACT(Maximum Achievable Control Technology) that impacts our PB10 biomass boiler. Under this new rule the emissions limits for particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), Mercury and HCl (acid gas) become more stringent. For PB10 the PM […]

What is SFI Certification?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Education | No Comments

Port Townsend Paper is certified under multiple sustainable forestry programs using third-party certification of our chain-of-custody and fiber sourcing standards. These certifications provide our customers with the highest standard of stewardship and traceability possible. Under these certifications we ensure: Exclusion of illegally harvested wood, old growth timber, and forests with high conservation values Exclusion of […]

PTPC Fiber Supply Donates Logs to Local Watershed Restoration Project

PTPC Fiber Supply Donates Logs to Local Watershed Restoration Project

In February, Port Townsend Paper, Evergreen Fiber Inc., and Hermann Brothers Trucking donated a load of Douglas-fir logs from our Eclipse logyard west of Port Angeles to the Northwest Watershed Institute for their Tarboo Creek Watershed Restoration project. The logs were donated as part of the Tarboo Creek project’s Plant-a-Thon. To help establish conifers in […]