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NIAGARA Worldwide Managers Participate in New North Inc.’s 10th annual “New North Summit”

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Niagara Worldwide at NewNorth

NIAGARA — New North Inc.’s 10th annual “New North Summit” featured jobs expert and author Edward E. Gordon as the keynote speaker. The conference, sponsored by BMO Harris, was held on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay.

Nick Ghere (Site Manager of the Niagara Development Site) along with Shelly Ghere (Director of Finance) and Don Jacobsmeyer (Director of Real Estate) for Niagara Worldwide were on hand to meet and discuss the regional influence on Niagara managed properties.

With holdings in the Outagamie, Manitowoc and Marinette Counties, Niagara relies on consistent and engaging government programs to spark associated development.


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Key Note Speaker – Ed Gordon

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ASHWAUBENON — It’s not the best of times, it’s not the worst of times.

That would be one way to sum up the message Friday at New North Summit 2013. Presentations at the 18-county economic development organization’s annual meeting highlighted many positive economic aspects in the region and a few worrisome ones, most notably, an existing and potentially growing skills gap.

“The underlying foundation is talent,” said Ed Gordon of Imperial Consulting Corp., the keynote speaker. “Skills are the new currency for this decade.”

Gordon credited New North and other regional organizations, such as the Northeastern Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, Bay Area Workforce Development Board and NewEra educational collaboration, among others, for their efforts in addressing the need for better-qualified workers.

“We need more well-educated and well-skilled Americans. You’re doing a lot. You need to do more,” he said. “For the first time in history, the generation retiring is better educated than the generation that follows.”

Gordon said the United States has a rising tide of vacant jobs, which grew to 7 million last year, including 33,500 in Wisconsin. Two-thirds of jobs that will need filling in the future will be to replace retiring baby boomers. Also, he said, many long-term unemployed have stopped looking.

“The number of people leaving the labor force exceed the number of jobs we created,” he said. “Unless we better educate half of our population, instead of 25 percent, we won’t be able to preserve our freedoms.”

The skills gap could be worse. The economy could be booming and the need for workers even greater, but Dennis Winters, chief of the Office of Economic Advisors in the Department of Workforce Development, said Wisconsin businesses still are waiting for “that big pop” that normally follows a recession. Four years after the recession ended, it hasn’t happened.

Uncertainty is the biggest single deterrent to capital investment by businesses, from government budget battles, sequestration and debt limits to the Affordable Care Act. As a result, Winters said, business is lowering its expectations.

Governor Scott Walker

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Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker joined business, education, and community leaders at the New North Summit in Green Bay today.  The annual event is an opportunity to collaborate and network with the goal of stimulating the economy and building a stronger region.

“This is a great opportunity for people to come together, share ideas, and learn about regional growth opportunities,” Governor Walker said.  “When people are invested in their community and motivated to address the issues and challenges employers face, everyone benefits.”

Some of the topics addressed in this year’s summit include, ways to develop the workforce and close the skills gap, economic trends, how to become a fast-growing company, how to connect to the global marketplace, and the importance of sustainability practices to the bottom line.

Pictures from 2012 Visit to the Governor Mansion – Niagara Development was invited to Tailgate and Network

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker & Niagara Development Site Manager Nick Ghere
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Nick Ghere, Governor Scott Walker, Eric J Spirtas, Ed Maglasang


With a complete site “Re-Development” located in Marinette county, NIAGARA Development boasts its enhanced benefits.  From Building leases, Commercial landfill expansion to the exploration and prospective development of a Granite Quarry that could be one of the regions largest of its type in years to come, NIAGARA will be a significant provider of jobs to the area.  

“This summit serves as a great source of information and networking for our industrial development,” says Site Manager Nick Ghere.  “We are confident that our facility will continue to grow, create jobs and be seen as a regional success.”


With such quick registration and a complete listing of the motors offered, it makes on-line buying a snap!

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Niagara Worldwide LLC has put together a complete listing of all of the motors available, click on the picture below to link to details and for registration.  This is an official Bid Spotter liquidation and can be found on the Bid Spotter web site.

The winner here is the one who registers and buys these units by tomorrow’s 10am Eastern Standard Time “Close”!

Contact me with any questions:

Eric J Spirtas 314.780.3742

Is a 1997 Beloit TNT-REEL, that is in great condition, a viable item for dismantle and re-use? NIAGARA Development has a butte, and says it is!

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Individuals that installed the BELOIT TNT Reel have told me that I have quite a unit.  While they would buy the unit, set it up in their shop for view and ultimately re-install the item in a users facility, the interim step would raise the price.  A direct buyer would have a great asset and would be able to directly install this unit without delay.

We have the BELOIT TNT-Reel and a like VALMET OPTI-Reel.


Specific Name – Beloit TNT (Tension, Nip, Torque) Reel
Purpose – Wind a superiorly uniform jumbo roll of LWC paper from start to finish
Dimensions – 224” Working trim width
Age / Condition – Installed in 1997, well maintained

Sheet Width – 224 Inches
Spool Width – 243.5 Inches
Spool Diameter – 27.75 Inches
Reel Drum Diameter – 48 Inches
Roll Diameter – 110.5 Inches Maximum
Design Speed – 4000 FPM

NIAGARA Development also has a VALMET OPTI-Reel that was installed in 1994.  Another fantastically complete unit that could go right to work.  Our NIAGARA Worldwide LLC team could dismantle the unit and load it into containers or onto trucks with limited cost to the buyer.

Specific Name – Valmet OPTIREEL paper machine reel
Purpose – Wind an optimally uniform jumbo roll of LWC paper throughout the winding process
Dimensions – 153” Maximum sheet width
Age / Condition – Installed in December 1994, well maintained

Sheet Width – 153 Inches Maximum
Spool Diameter – 22.2 Inches
Reel Drum Diameter – 43.3 Inches, double grooved, tungsten carbide coated
Roll Diameter – 104 Inches Maximum
Design Speed – 3500 FPM, balanced for 4000 FPM
Turn up Efficiency – 99 %

Let me know if either of these units are right for your operation?  I have pricing available upon request.  If you know of an interested group, I will negotiate a commission with the finder.

Contact me Today to discuss these and other items available at the Former NewPage Mill:

Eric J. Spirtas Niagara Development LLC
1101 Mill Street, Niagara Wisconsin 54151
314.780.3742 Direct – 866.735.9925 Fax –


TNT REEL Documents
2 Complete Attachments Available (First 5Pages – Second 27Pages)

OPTI REEL Documents
Complete Attachment Available (3Pages)

Let me know if either of these units are right for your operation?  I have pricing available upon request.  If you know of an interested group, I will negotiate a commission with the finder.

Contact me Today to discuss these and other items available at the Former NewPage Mill:

Eric J. Spirtas Niagara Development LLC
1101 Mill Street, Niagara Wisconsin 54151
314.780.3742 Direct – 866.735.9925 Fax –

Motor Liquidation – Amazing Prices – Closing Friday June 24th, 2011

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In our effort to redevelop and recycle, NIAGARA Worldwide LLC, buys, liquidates and repurposes former industrial facilities globally. 

Contact us today for more information – Eric. J. Spritas – 314.780.3742


Announcing another Quality Timed Auction from



Former New Page Papermill
Naigara, Wisconsin

Street Address:
1101 Mill Street
Niagara, WI 54151

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Electric motor inventory: (Samples below)

MARATHON 2 HP, 1800RPM, 145T Frame, 460 Volts

BALDOR 3 HP, 1200RPM, 215C Frame, 480 Volts

GE 60 HP, 1800RPM, 364TS Frame, 230/460 Volts

RELIANCE 500 HP, 1200RPM, 5810S Frame, 4160 Volts

GENERAL ELECTRIC 30 HP, 1200RPM, 405P Frame, 480 Volts

GENERAL ELECTRIC 100 HP, 1800RPM, 444VP20 Frame, 480 Volts

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Naigara, WI

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Burdette Wilber at: 314-616-8422 /
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Niagara Development buys NewPage mill – Date: Friday, February 11, 2011, 4:14pm CST

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Niagara Development buys NewPage mill
The Milwaukee Business Journal

Date: Friday, February 11, 2011, 4:14pm CST
Manufacturing, Commercial Real Estate

NewPage Wisconsin System Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NewPage Corp., and Niagara Development LLC announced Friday that Niagara Development has acquired the NewPage mill property and assets in Niagara, Wis.

The NewPage Niagara facility permanently closed in 2008 because of a drop in demand for coated paper. The paper machines at the Niagara mill produced about 250,000 tons of lightweight coated ground-wood papers used in magazines and catalogs. In March 2009, NewPage sold its hydroelectric facility in Niagara, in Marinette County, to Northbrook Wisconsin LLC.

Niagara Development is exploring options with the city of Niagara and others for possible uses of the property and assets going forward.

“Since the closure of the mill in 2008, NewPage has worked with the city of Niagara to locate a viable purchaser for the mill with a positive outcome for the community,” said George Bousley, mayor of the city of Niagara.

Based in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corp. is one of the largest coated paper manufacturers in North America. NewPage owns paper mills in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Nova Scotia, Canada.

Niagara Development has acquired several former industrial properties with various development plans to maximize land and site assets.

Read more: Niagara Development buys NewPage mill | The Business Journal
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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


●    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


●    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


●    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


●    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


●    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


      -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


      -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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