Little Rapids Corp. Earns Environmental Certifications

Nov. 7, 2011 - Little Rapids Corporation announced that it recently completed certification for three significant sustainability certifications, enabling the company to provide paper-based products that adhere to strict guidelines for environmentally responsible products. These certifications were awarded this summer by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Little Rapids Corporation’s paper mills, converting facilities, and distribution centers have earned chain-of-custody certification for FSC, SFI and PEFC, and are certified for the manufacture and distribution of paper products according to their respective chain-of-custody standards. In addition, the company has controlled wood certification from FSC and certified fiber sourcing from SFI, both of which are through the company’s Shawano Specialty Products paper mill.

“Offering products that are certified by FSC, SFI and PEFC is just one way we support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide,“ said Ron Thiry, Little Rapids Corporation’s Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Custom Products. “It also helps our customers bring environmentally responsible products to their markets.”

Little Rapids Corporation was founded by Charles Egan in 1947 and remains a family-owned business. The company’s core product lines serve the medical and beauty market segments under the Graham Professional brand, and the specialty paper market under the Shawano Specialty Papers and Larson Converting brands. With headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, the company also has a paper manufacturing facility in Shawano, Wisconsin.

SOURCE: Little Rapids Corporation