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NIAGARA DEVELOPMENT COMMITS TO A 2012 FACE LIFT

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January 16, 2012 – NIAGARA WISCONSIN (For Immediate Release)

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NIAGARA DEVELOPMENT COMMITS TO A 2012 FACE LIFT 

 

Niagara Development is quickly approaching its February 11th one year anniversary as owner of the former NewPage Paper Mill in Niagara Wisconsin and operator of the 1,300 acre property conversion that straddles the Menominee River in both Dickinson and Marinette Counties.

After exhaustive research and on site review from industry experts and business redevelopment teams from around the region, it has become clear that many of the “purpose built” structures on the site were not an advantage to new comers, but as stated by most suitors, a deterrent to utilization and restoration.  “NIAGARA has engaged real estate and construction professionals alike to walk the vacant buildings that were used for the manufacturing of ‘Paper’, ‘Pulp’ and ‘Power’ in order to outline options that fit the areas reuse plan.  Every response focused on the difficulty of conversion to standard industrial use,” says President of NIAGARA Development, Eric J Spirtas.  “Every professional sees the immediate value in the; Shipping, Coating and Warehouse buildings, but highlights a ‘disconnect’ when considering the reuse of the remaining large multi-story industrial buildings.”

Recently a National firm contacted NIAGARA Development, offering to buy all of the structures and associated equipment at the facility to “Demolish and Scrape” the entire site, creating a cleared brownfield parcel.  This proposal did not fit NIAGARA Development’s desire or intent.  Instead NIAGARA Development took this opportunity to strategically plan the retention of the most marketable buildings, while accepting parts of the original proposition, which will result in the removal of the un-usable buildings.  This work will start immediately and will open up the remainder of the site for re-purposing of any type.  “Removing the unsuitable buildings will provide NIAGARA with a unique opportunity to market available space to any type of company and then specifically design buildings and usage patterns that fit the needs of today’s buyer,” says Spirtas.

The company removing the unusable structures will also spend a significant amount of money getting the railroad back in full operation giving NIAGARA Development a distinct advantage in marketing the property to new businesses.  “Bringing in upgraded rail will be a benefit to the mill property’s long-term redevelopment plans providing greater value to the remaining buildings,” says Niagara Mayor, George Bousley.  “Rail will be rebuilt from Kimberly Road to the mill site.”

“The Niagara facility offers some exceptional opportunities in Northeast Wisconsin for manufacturing and warehousing/distribution,” according to Tom Scheuerman, CPA, and managing broker of Grubb & Ellis|Pfefferle in Appleton, WI.  “From our vantage point, the repositioning and reuse of a former manufacturing facility like in Niagara offers great advantages for both companies looking for affordable space with excellent attributes and local communities with outstanding ready work forces.  In order to attract new business into an area, we have seen that facilities like Niagara are critical to that process because they are on-line and ready for occupancy.  This facility offers some exceptional manufacturing space, low-cost power, waste water treatment, expansion capability, rail service and hundreds of acres of land that can be very attractive to new businesses.”

Spirtas continues to show his commitment to the local area by setting up his corporate headquarters known as NIAGARA Worldwide at the Mill.  He will be using the former Clubhouse building as his main offices.  Extensive renovations are underway in that structure right now for occupancy in the next few weeks.  NIAGARA Worldwide specializes in services ranging from; Acquisitions, Consulting, Contracting, Development, Mining, Liquidation, and Trading.  Niagara Worldwide is NIAGARA Development’s first tenant setting up its operation in the notable Clubhouse building.

“The NewPage Niagara Mill redevelopment team named the Upper Menominee River Area Alliance (UMRAA), including New North, Inc., continues to focus on repurposing the mill site,” said Jerry Murphy, Executive Director of New North, Inc., the economic development organization of the 18-county region of Northeast Wisconsin, known as the New North region.   “The Redevelopment team looks forward to continuing to work with NIAGARA Worldwide to market the existing mill site for future use.”

“The current ownership of Niagara is optimizing the site and removing old buildings that are functionally obsolete and a deterrent to future use and development.  This will enhance the site and allow for expansion capability around the structures that are usable for manufacturing and warehousing.  This approach of preparing sites and redevelopment of the facilities offers the greatest opportunity to attract new business.  We have seen this formula work successfully in other communities,” says Scheuerman.

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For more information about; NIAGARA Development or NIAGARA Worldwide, contact Eric J Spirtas – 314.780.3742 or by email at eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com or through the company web site – www.niagaraworldwide.com.

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ADDITIONAL “CLUB HOUSE” HISTORY AND INFORMATION:

The first Club House was built in the year 1907 with the formal opening early in 1908.  The original building included a soda fountain, a small ice cream parlor, poolroom, shower and locker rooms, bowling alleys, and the gymnasium, which served alternately as gymnasium and theater.  A second floor housed the library, a dining room and kitchen, and rooms rented by the Masonic Lodge.  The Club House was rebuilt in 1926, with only the gymnasium of the original building remaining.  The bowling alleys were moved to the west side of the building, the ice cream parlor was enlarged as was the soda fountain, and the large lobby was constructed and furnished.  In addition, the second floor at that time had a modern kitchen, dining room: a Women’s Club Room, and lodge Rooms.

The Papermill Workers’Unionmaintains an office there.  The Skating Club used the Club facilities for planning their Annual Ice Review.  The second floor housed the Village Offices, and there was a Village Board Room.  The Post Office was located in the northeast corner of the first floor, and the Girls Scouts maintain a room on the second floor for their meetings.  The Niagara Community Club remained a truly “community” affair, for few activities of theNiagaravillage came into being without the Club playing some part.

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NIAGARA Development has an updated list of equipment for paper makers AROUND the World!

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Building a Future through the Past!

As the property owners continue to prepare the FORMER NewPage NIAGARA Plant in NIAGARA Wisconsin for RE-USE and the associated “New Life” that it can support, a long list of previously used equipment has been assembled and staged for reuse:

 


Contact me today to discuss details or to set up a site meeting
Eric J. Spirtas – eric.spirtas@niagaraworldwide.com – 314.780.3742

CLICK HERE for the most recent NIAGARA Development PDF listing of available paper making assets.

Area Item MFG Model Serial # Size Qty Note
PGW Grinders Tampella T1812     4  
PGW Grinder Motors E/M     7000 hp 5  
PGW Kone Deck Kone       1 4 Stations
PGW Grinder Shredder Tampella       2  
PGW Air Compressor Gardner Denver ST-75   361 acfm 3 1-75 hp/2-125 hp
Ship Dewire / Destack Advanced Dyn.       1 Kraft System
Ship Bale Syst Conveyors           Kraft System
Ship Bale System Hydr           Kraft System
Ship Wet Lap Andritz     100″ 1 twin wire press
PM43 Winder Jagenberg       1.5 $175K-$200K
NM Refiners Sprout-Walron     42″ 1 Post Gwd
Stock Refiners Beloit Jones     42″ 1 SW Kraft
Stock Pulper Agit, Pump           6 ton capacity
PM44 Blower Spencer          
PM43 Fan Pump Goulds 3420   945 hp   low pulse
Blch Twin Wire Press Andritz     2.6 m 1  
Blch Twin Wire Press Andritz     2.8 m 1  
Blch Drum Washers Impco       2 W/4 showers each
Ship Chemical Mixer Andritz HCM3HH     1 300hp motor
PM43 Vacuum Pumps Siemans 2BE3   15000 cfm 3 Liquid Ring
PM43 Vacuum Pumps Nash 904-S1     2 Liquid Ring
PM44 Vacuum Pumps Siemans 2BE3   15000 cfm 4 Single 1000 hp m
PM43 IR Dryers Solaronics GEM-9   225″ Width 2 5 row units
PM43 Vibrating Sceens Jonsson       2  
PM44 Vibrating Sceens Jonsson       2  
PM43 Attenuator Beloit       1 Thin stock – 1991
PM44 Attenuator Beloit       1 Thin stock
PM43 Pressure Screen Bird 50   .047 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Bird 400   .032 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Bird 400   .032 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Hooper psv400   .005 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Hooper psv400   .005 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Hooper psv400   .005 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Hooper psv400   .005 slots 1  
Ship Pressure Screen Ahlstrom       1 F2 Screen
PM44 Pressure Screen Voith 31   .047 slots 1  
PM44 Oil Flow Meters         6 Multiple meter unit
PM44 Reel Section Valmet Opti     1 150″ Trim
PM43 Reel Section Beloit TNT     1 225″ Trim
PM44 Vacuum pump Siemans 2BE     1 Flatbox Vac
PM43 Cleaners Noss     800 cones 1 Primary
PM43 Cleaners Noss     300 cones 1 2nd stage
PM43 Cleaners Noss     100 cones 1 3rd stage
PM43 Cleaners Noss     34 cones 1 4th stage
PM43 Cleaners Noss     12 cones 1 5th stage
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-D   480 cones 1 Primary
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-C   200 cones 1 2nd stage
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-D   75 cones 1 3rd stage
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-G   34 cones 1 4th stage
PM44 Cleaners Noss AM80-G   12 cones 1 5th stage
Ship Cleaners Celleco 350   64-5″ 1 1st S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 350   40-5″ 1 2nd S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 350   16-5″ 1 3rd S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 350   6-5″ 1 4th S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 300   1-5″ 1 5th S Primary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 270   22-_” 1 1st Secondary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 270   6-_” 1 2nd Secondary
Ship Cleaners Celleco 270   2-_” 1 3rd Secondary
Ship Pumps Waukesha 320     2  
Ship Pumps Wauk/Lobeflo       17 Removed
Stock Pumps Goulds sm -med     10 Installed
Stock Pumps Goulds Centr     8 Installed
Stock Pumps Ahlstrom       5 Installed
PM Vacuum pump Nash       2 Installed
PM Filters Ronnigan Peters       2 Installed
Stores Pump Parts Gould/Ahlstrom       1  
GR Roll grinder Cincinnati       1 50″ x 338″
BH Burners – coal CE RO     4  
BH Grate system B & W       2 75,000 lb per hr
BH Precipitator       4 fields 1 Electrostatic
BH Baghouse GE Max 9   9 modules 1 BACT compliant
BH ID fan Clarage 173   300k cfm 1 1250 hp vsd
BH Coal Crusher/Scrn Gunlach     50 tph 1 process stoker
Env Sludge Press Andritz       2 30 dtpd
Yard Wood Loader Hough 550     1 1991
BPM Turbine Westinghouse       1  
BPM Conveyor 7’w x 30’l
Conveyor
w/ Motor w/ Gearbox   1  
BPM Gullitone 72 Inch wide Roll Splitter 50′ inch dia   1  
BPM Refiners Sprout 20 inch Motor Separate     1  
BPM Refiners Sprout 20 inch Motor Separate     1  

Niagara mill purchased, now what? Aaron Martin of TV6 Explores

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Great article with a wide spectrum of information.

The Niagara Paper Mill was purchased by Niagara Development LLC, who plans to use the mill to attract national business to the area

VIA Niagara mill purchased, now what? THIS LINK TAKES YOU TO VIDEO

The former Niagara Paper Mill is under new ownership and looking to bring in business Read more: Local, Economy, Business, Niagara Paper Mill, Niagara Mill Sold, Niagara Development LLC, Niagara, Paper Mill Sold, Paper Mill Purchase

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NIAGARA, WI — UPDATE 5:45 p.m.

We know one thing for sure about the former Niagara Paper Mill…it won’t be a paper mill anymore.

The newly formed Niagara Development LLC officially bought the mill from NewPage last week and is planning on using the property and its assets to attract national companies.

“I’m contacted everyday by a new venture or a representative of ventures that are interested in talking,” said Niagara Development President Eric Spirtas.

Spirtas said power and green energy companies are being targeted, given the equipment and assets available on site.

For Niagara Mayor George Bousley, this is a step in the right direction for the area.

“We’re a community of many small communities, so I guess the thing is I’ve watched this economy grow locally,” said Mayor Bousley.  “Now if we can bring this part back to the local economy, it means that it’s something you can pass onto the next generation.”

While Niagara is still feeling the effects of the mill closing back in 2008, the town’s resilient attitude has Spirtas confident about the future.

“They have the heart and desire to rebuild,” he said.  “Not every town has that, but Niagara does have that.  So we look at it as a great hotbed of development.”

Niagara Development is a private company started by Spirtas and another partner for the purpose of developing the site and bringing businesses to the area.  The company’s headquarters will be in Niagara, however, the partners have no ties to the area.

Also, no information is being released about the finances of the deal between Niagara Development and NewPage.

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An official announcement was made on Tuesday about the Niagara Paper Mill being purchased by Niagara Development LLC.  What happens now that the mill has been purchased?

Eric Spirtas, Niagara Development’s president, said that the mill will be used to attract national businesses.  The paper mill and land will be sold, in portions, to different companies.

Niagara City Mayor George Bousley said that it will take three to five years for the full impact of the Niagara mill purchase to be felt by the community.

Thune Press Dewatering Screw Press SP 45L

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PRIVATE TREATY OFFERING
Former Niagara “NewPage” Mill – Equipment Sales
Contact:  Eric J. Spirtas TODAY – 314.780.3742 / ericspirtas@ejspirtasgroup.com

EQUIPMENT TYPE:

Thune Press 

Specific Name                               
Thune dewatering screw press SP 45L
 

Description                    
“L” model,  long unit with pre-drainer section
 

Dimensions
4.16 meters overall
 

Condition
Installed in 1980, well maintained
 

Material Type
Stainless steel
 

OPERATING DATA:
Capacity Data on Site 

ATTACHMENTS:              
Mechanical Drawing
Proof of Make and Model

 Thune Front Side View

 

Thune Back Side View

 

Thune Name Plate

The CUT SHEET above as well as the attached PDF prints and diagrams are for a specific system or piece of equipment.

Please note that we have a massive amount of OTHER EQUIPMENT for your review and pricing (a sample of items are listed below).

Also available for sale are the complete STORES, WAREHOUSE, TOOLS, BEARINGS MACHINE SHOP and  CARPENTRY SHOP.

In addition, ROLLING STOCK and LICENSED VEHICLES will be offered.

We are handling sales on an INTERNATIONAL basis, by direct negotiation.  Offers are being received regularly and equipment is being sold.

Site visits, Rigging, Hauling, Payment Terms and other details can be discussed directly with Eric J. Spirtas – 314.780.3742.

WOODROOM / PGW
NUM  COMPONENT DESCRIPTION QTY
1 DEBARKER Nicolson A5A  22″ 1
2 DEBARKER Manitowoc 1
3 GRINDERS Tampella T1812 4
4 GRINDER MOTORS EM 7000HP AC 327rpm 5
5 PRESSURIZED DISC THIKENER Hedemora 1
6 STOCK CONTROL SYSTEM Bailey Infi 90 20
7 PRIMARY COURSE SCREEN Bird 400  0.032″ slots 2
  UNKNOWN PRESSURE SCREEN In PGW (North East Bay) 1
  UNKNOWN PRESSURE SCREEN Basket In PGW (North East Bay) 1
8 SECONDARY SCREEN Ahlstrom F2   0.032″ slots 1
9 AIR COMPRESSOR Gardner Denver ElectraSaver 1
10 PORTABLE CRANE 4000lb. Owantona Tool Co. 1
11 SELF PRIMING PUMP Gorman T-Series centrifugal 1
12 CITY WATER PUMP Syncoflo 2
13 WELDER Lincoln Arc 1
14 OILING SYSTEM Vickers Lube DoubleA Hydpum 1
15 HYDRAULIC SYSTEM Atlas Cepco/Sperry Vickers 1

PAPER MACHINE
NUM  COMPONENT DESCRIPTION QTY
1 #43 HEADBOX Voith W-7500 max12400gpm 1
2 #43 COUCH VACUUM                                                   (2)Siemens2BE3,Nash L-10 3
3 #43 SUCTION PICK UP VACUUM SOURCE Siemens 2BE3,Liquid Ring 2
4 #43FIRST PRESS VACUUM Nash CL-9002,(2) Siemens 3
5 #43 SUCTION FELT VACUUM Nash 904-S1 2
6 #43UHLE BOXES Vacuum Siemens,Nash CI_9002 2
7 #43 COATED DRYING Solaronics gas fired 5 rows 5
8 #43 FAN PUMP Goulds 3420 low-pulse 1
9 #43 FAN PUMP MOTOR ABB   945hp/875rpm 1
10 #43 PRESSURE SCREEN Bird 50 .047″Alstrom basket 1
11 #43TAILINGS SCREEN Jonsson vibrating 39.5×55″ 2
12 #43COATING SUPPLY FILTERS Ronningen-Petter 5
13 #44HEADBOX Voith W-8500 1
14 #44COUCH VACUUM Siemens 2BE3,Liquid Ring 1
15 #441ST PRESS VACUUM Siemens 2BE 1605 1
16 #442ND PRESS VACUUM Siemens 2BE 1606 1
17 #44 COATING SUPPLY FILTERS Ronningen-Petter DCF-2000 4
18 #44THICKSTOCKSCREENING Black Clawson .008″ 3 stage 1
19 #44BLEND CHEST PUMP Goulds #3175 15″dia. Impeller 1
20 #44MACHINECHEST PUMP Goulds #3175 17.75dia. Imp. 1
21 #44FAN PUMP Goulds#3420 split low pulse 1
22 #44TAILING SCREENS Jonsson vibrating 39.5×55″ 2
23 #44 PRESSURE SCREEN Voith 31 .047″rotor3rows 9van 1

STOCK PREP
NUM  COMPONENT DESCRIPTION QTY
1 REFINER Beloit 42″ DD4000 1
  MOTOR Louis Allis 1500 horse AC 1
2 REFINER Sprout Waldron   42″ 1
  MOTOR   1
  MOTOR In North Mill 2
3 REFINER Sprout Bauer 34″ R-34TF III 1
  MOTOR   1
4 REFINER                                                     Beloit 20″ (Rebuilt by J&L) 2
5 WET LAP Andritz Hymac 100″ twin wire press 1
6 SCREW PRESS Thune SP45L      134″ 1
7 TWIN WIRE PRESS Andritz 2.6 Meter  (145tpd) 300t twp 2
8 DRUM WASHER Impco / 4 shower heads per drum 2
9 REPULPER Voith Sulzer   344tpd 1
10 BROKEPULPER Voith Sulzer  with Guillotine 1

ELECTRICAL
NUM  COMPONENT DESCRIPTION QTY
1 MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS Allen Bradley Centerline 32
2 MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS Cutler Hammer IT 1
3 MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS Cutler Hammer Freedom 6
4 MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS Cutler Hammer Unitrol 15
5 MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS Furnas System 89 3
6 MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS Furnas System 89 1
7 MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS GE 8000 Line 6
8 MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS GE 7700 Line 9
9 480 VOLT AC MOTORS 10-2100 HP 941
10 460VOLT AC MOTORS  10-200HP 72
11 125 VOLT AC MOTOR 2500HP 1
13 4160 VOLT AC MOTORS 200-1300 HP 45
14 575 VOLT AC MOTOR 945 HP 1
15 500 VOLT DC MOTORS 10-800HP 76
16 600 VOLT DC MOTOR 1000 HP 1

SPECIALTY
NUM  COMPONENT DESCRIPTION QTY
1 DEWIRE/DESTACK Advanced Dynamics 1
2 ROLL GRINDER Cincinnati   50×338″ 1
3 LATHE LeBlond  19″swingx144″ 1
4 LATHE LeBlond  1
5 JAGENBERG VARI-ROLL WINDER Unwind 110″dia. 6200fpm 1
6 STEAM TURBINE/GENERATOR GE 12MW 450#/50#/cond 1
7 SLUDGE PRESS Andritz  30dtpd 2
8 PULVERIZER CE-Raymond  372 2
9 PULVERIZER CE-Raymond 453 1
10 CHEMICAL MIXER Andritz HCM3HH 300hp motor 1
11 MOTOR for Andritz Unit 300hp 1
12 AUGER for Andritz Unit   1

Regards

EJ
Eric J. Spirtas
NIAGARA Development, LLC

Site Address:
1101 Mill Street
Niagara Wisconsin, 54151

Offices:
11469 Olive Blvd – Suite #124
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
314.780.3742 Direct – 314.432.2429 Fax
ericspirtas@ejspirtasgroup.com
www.ejspirtasgroup.com

Manitowoc DEBARKER FOR Sale – 22 Inch Unit

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22” Manitowoc Ring Debarker
Like New

This unit has been maintained and repaired routinely

Contact us today to discuss the purchase

EJ

Eric J. Spirtas

NIAGARA Development, LLC

Site Address:

  1101 Mill Street

  Niagara Wisconsin, 54151

Offices:

  11469 Olive Blvd – Suite #124

  Creve Coeur, MO 63141

314.780.3742 Direct – 314.432.2429 Fax

ericspirtas@ejspirtasgroup.com

www.ejspirtasgroup.com

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August 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm

PGW Pressurized Ground Wood System

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The recent purchase of a complete WOOD ROOM and PGW “Pressurized Ground Wood” System has presented an abundance of available equipment.

System Picture

PGW Fiber Department

Pressurized groundwood (PGW) fiber is the primary source of fiber used for producing coated groundwood paper.

Woodyard and Woodroom

Woodroom Equipment

Wood Room Equipment

Local aspen wood was formerly delivered by truck to an on-site 7 area Woodyard that has the capacity to hold 20,000 cords of wood.  The wood was then processed in the Woodroom (building 113) where it was debarked and cut into 4 foot lengths at a rate of 19 cords per hour.  A delivery system processed and fed the resulting bark and wood waste to the boilerhouse where it was burned as fuel.

PGW Pulpmill

The shortened and debarked lengths of aspen from the Woodroom were conveyed to the pulpmill 100 cord capacity storage bin for storage (building 101).  The wood was then fed to the main Pulmill’s (building 100) four 7000 hp pressurized grinders where it’s ground to pulp at a rate of 280 tons per day (70 tpd per grinder).  Next, the pulp was thickened and pumped to the screening and bleaching area located near the paper machines

PGW Screenroom and Bleach Plant

Final PGW fiber processing was accomplished in the Screenroom (building 95) and Bleach Plant (building 15), both were located in the main mill area near the paper machines.  Here the pulp was screened through numerous very fine slotted screens where only the proper size fibers were accepted for making paper.  The rejected fibers were thickened and refined down to a more acceptable size before being screened again.  The final low brightness screened pulp was then pumped to the bleach plant where it was bleached using a two stage alkaline peroxide bleaching process that both brightened and improved the pulps’ strength properties.

PGW Fiber Department process details

Woodyard

●    Constructed in 1998

●    Encompassed 7 acres

●    Capacity to store up to 20,000 cords of logs

●    Wood was harvested primarily within a 150 mile radius of the mill

●    Approximately 125,000 cords of aspen are received each year

●    The yard is open Monday through Friday

●    Almost all wood is received by truck

●    Wood inventory is managed on a first-in-first-out (FIFO) system

●    Older wood is retrieved from one lot, while fresh wood is decked in the other

●    One operator on shift Monday through Friday

Woodroom

●    The log debarking and cutting system was installed in 1998 with start-up on December 20, 1998

●    The process was supplied by Andritz Kone wood

●    The woodroom is rated at 19 cords per hour

●    Pulp is supplied to the pressurized Groundwood plant

●    Two operators per shift

Log Loading Deck – capacity 15 cords

Deicing Chamber – capacity 7.5 cords

Compact Wave Feeder – new in 2006

Two Debarkers

– one on-line and one off-line

– rated at 20 logs per minute

Nicholson A5A - Manitowoc DeBarker

Slasher Deck – logs cut to 50″ lengths

Slasher Deck on Woodroom Log Cutter

Pulpmill

●    The pressurized groundwood pulpmill started up on February 15, 1990

●    Pulp is produced on four Tampella 7000 hp pressurized grinders

●    Each grinder is rated at 70 tons per day or 280 tons per day total

●    The log delivery system is supplied by Kone wood

 ●   Three operators per shift

Process…

●    100 cord peeled log storage bin of aspen

●    Kone wood log conveying and feed system

●    Four Tampella grinders, Model T1812, each driven by a 7000 hp motor and rated at 70 ton per day

–   35 psi grinder pressure

–   196 degrees F shower water temperature

–   230 degrees F discharge stock temperature

●    Pressurized disc thickener supplied by Hedemora

●    12 ton stock chest

●    Grinder stones supplied by Norton

      -Bolt through design is used

      -Stone life of approximately three years

●    Roberts stone grinding systems – pattern is 6 x 28 at a depth of 0.030

●    Specific energy Consumption (SEC) is controlled at 65  resulting in a unscreened pulp at:

      -180 Canadian Std. Freeness

      -59 to 60 brightness

      -3.17% pulmac shive count which includes refiner rejects

●    Tamsec distributed control system controls the Kone log feed system and the grinders

●    Bailey Infi 90 distributed control system is used to control the stock system

Pressurized Groundwood Screening

Process…

●    Six ton screen supply chest

●    Two primary course screens, P1, Bird 400 with 0.032 profile screen baskets

●    Four primary screens, P2, Hooper PSV 400 with 0.005 low profile wedge wire baskets

●    One secondary screen (S1) processing the rejects from the P1’s – Ahlstrom F2 with a 0.032”             profile screen, accepts are fed forward to the P2’s

●    One secondary screen (S2) processing the rejects from the P2’s

      -Tap 200 with a 0.004” slotted screen

      -Accepts are fed forward to the decker

●    Cleaners

      PRIMARY

      -First stage             64-5” celleco 350

      -Second stage        40-5” celleco 350

      -Third stage             16-5” celleco 350

      -Fourth stage          6-5” celleco 350

      -Fifth stage             1-5” celleco 300

      SECONDARY

      -First stage             22-celleco 270

      -Second stage        6-celleco 270

      -Third stage             2-celleco 270

●    Thickener

      -One Hedemora and one Dorr Oliver disc filter, feed consistency 0.5 to 0.8% discharge consistency

       Approximately 8%

      -5 ton storage chest

●    Screened reject system

      -DSM Screen for thickening

      -2 SL4S Thune screw presses

      -2 reject refiners, one on stand-by 20 HPDT

      -Screened reject rate approximately 40%

●    Screened unbleached pulp storage

      -100 ton stock storage chest

      – 60 ton stock storage chest

      -5 ton stock storage chest

      -12 ton bleach supply chest

●    Screen unbleached pulp properties

      -120-135 Canadian standard freeness

      -62 brightness

      -98.3 opacity

      -6.85 tensile

      -21.54 burst

      -0.57 pulmac

●    Post refining

      -Two 42” sprout twin flow refiners, 1000 HP and 1500 HP

      -Approximately 0.9 – 1.2 HPDT

●    One operator per shift

Groundwood Bleaching

●    The mill uses a two stage alkaline peroxide bleachery to brighten the groundwood pulp as well as develop pulp strength properties

●    Brightness target out of the 1st stage is 68 and 2nd stage is 83-84

●    Current bleaching and delivery systems provide two different brightness mechanical pulps for the paper machines

High Brightness System

Presses for bleach feed

●    One 2.6 meter Andritz twin wire press, 25% discharge consistency with 145 TPD

●    One 2.6 meter Andritz twin wire press, 32% discharge consistency with 135 TPD

Chemical addition system

●    There are two chemical feed systems

●    No. 1 chemical system for #3 press

●    No. 2 chemical system for #4 press

●    Peroxide, caustic and sodium silicate are injected into static mixers for each feed system along with chemical carrier water from the washer seal box

●    No. 1 and No. 2 chemical system adds the bleach liquor to the pulp at a double shafted pin mixer for each press

●    The chemical feed rate

      -Peroxide = 66 lbs./ton

      -Caustic = 65 lbs./ton

      -Silicate = 15 lbs./ton

●    Bleaching takes place in the bleach tower at 15 to 22% consistency

●    The temperature in the bleach tower ranges from 120 to 150 degrees F

●    The pH feeding the presses is 5.6 and in the tower during bleaching it is 9.5

●    Bleach tower

      -40 ton capacity

      -Retention time of 2-4 hours

●    The system has two Impco drum washers, each with four shower headers

●    The filtrate is used for tower dilution, washer feed dilution, chemical carrier water and wasting to the anaerobic treatment plant

●    The consisgtency feeding the washers is approximately 2.0% and the discharge is at 4.5%

Medium Brightness System

●    1st stage Alkaline peroxide bleaching takes place in the standpipe to the medium brightness high density tank

●    The chemical feed rate is:

      -Chelant      3 lbs./ton

      -Caustic      20 lbs./ton

      -Peroxide    12 lbs./ton

      The pulp consistency at the point of addition is 5.5%

●    The pH is 5.6 and the stock temperature at this point in the process varies from 135 to 150 degrees F

Bleached Pulp Storage

●    Total bleaching capacity

      -Medium bright system:       150 TPD

      -High bright system:                222 TPD

●    Storage

      -Medium bright system:       80 Tons

      -High bright system:               20 Tons

Bleached Pulp Properties

●    High Bright

      -CSF           78

      -Brightness 82-84

      -Opacity      94

      -Pulmac      0.13

      -Porosity     71.9

      -Bulk           2.5

      -tTensle       8.8

      -Scott bond            100

      -Burst         28.8

      -Tear           0.42

●    Medium bright

      -CSF           92

      -Brightness 68

      -Opacity      96

      -Pulmac      0.17

      -Porosity     99

      -Bulk           2.8

      -Tensle        8.0

      -Scott bond            77

      -Burst         25.3

      -Tear           0.39

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