WEDC Announces Positive Findings About Paper, Pulp and Converting Industries in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s pulp, paper and converting industries generated $18.16 billion in economic output and employed 30,262 workers in 2018. Collectively, the paper industry is the fifth-largest manufacturing sector in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s paper industry is significant not only within the state: It leads the nation by many metrics, including in value of products sold, number of employees and number of paper mills.

This research finds that total economic contributions of the pulp, paper and converting industries, through direct, indirect and induced effect is estimated to produce or support $28,885,298,447 in economic output and 95,852 Wisconsin jobs. Details for economic contributions at the state and county level are on pages 51- 94.

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In the ever-changing paper industry, innovation is key to success

In the ever-changing paper industry, innovation is key to success

When was the last time you opened a box of fancy writing paper and actually wrote a letter? It’s probably been a while.

When was the last time you received a shipment from Amazon or another online retailer? If you’re like most of us, it was probably no more than a few days ago.

That, in a nutshell, describes the scenario facing one Fox Valley papermaker as it dramatically shifts its business strategy to adjust to the ever-changing market.

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ND Paper to expand Biron mill in $189 million investment, add 27 new jobs

ND Paper to expand Biron mill in $189 million investment, add 27 new jobs

BIRON – The Biron paper mill is expected to expand after a multi-million-dollar investment from its parent company.

ND Paper, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper, will commission several projects, investing $189 million in the Biron mill, according to a news release from ND Paper. The mill currently employs 350 people – all of whom will keep their jobs. The Biron mill plans to add 27 additional jobs, said company officials.

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Green Bay Packaging to expand local operation, add up to 200 jobs, invest over $580M

GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packaging Inc. plans to build a new paper mill and invest more than $500 million in its Brown County operations.  

The project would be one of the largest single business projects in Brown County's history and will rival the investment the Green Bay Packers have made over time in Lambeau Field and the Titletown District.

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