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Willamette Falls Paper Company Increases Production of Coated Freesheet to Meet Demand

Willamette Falls Paper Company Willamette Falls Paper Company's mill now has three machines running at full capacity to manufacture coated freesheet and uncoated grades.

Oct. 6, 2022 - Willamette Falls Paper Company announced that as of October 1 it has doubled the operating rate of a third paper machine to manufacture additional coated freesheet (CFS) in order to meet customer demand.

According to the company, the machine had previously been running at 50% capacity and is now operating at 100% capacity, which has increased the mills' ability to produce additional tons of 60# and 70# text, as well as a new higher yield 75# Sonoma® coated grade.

Located in West Linn, Oregon, Willamette Falls Paper Company is the only US-owned coated freesheet producer in the West. The mill now has three machines running at full capacity to manufacture coated freesheet 45# text to 80# cover, gloss, matte and dull grades, and 50# to 80# uncoated grades.

Running at full capacity marks a new milestone for paper production at the mill.

"Our mill has always been known for nimble manufacturing and flexible, quick turn times," said President, Brian Konen. "We now operate all three machines, with the ability to cross-over to manufacture a range of basis weights on more than one machine, offering greater flexibility than mills that operate only one machine."

Due to challenging market conditions, raw materials supply chain issues and labor shortages, the company was unable to get to full capacity over the past year, Willamette Falls Paper Company explained. Now, the mill is fully staffed for production on all machines, providing tons of paper that were not available to customers six months ago.

Willamette Falls Paper Company core business is manufacturing coated and uncoated papers used in catalogs, magazines, commercial printing and envelopes. To learn more, visit:

SOURCE: Willamette Falls Paper Company, Inc.

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