Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, 05 August 2010 -- Appleton’s paper mill in West Carrollton, Ohio, has returned to full production following repair work and the installation of temporary boilers to address damage caused by the collapse of some internal structures of a coal silo at the mill. The incident occurred on 10 July and caused no injuries. Portions of the mill returned to production on 12 July and continued to operate while repairs were underway.
Appleton quickly shifted production of some of the carbonless and thermal paper products produced at the West Carrollton mill to the company’s manufacturing facilities in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, to minimize the impact of the incident on its customers.
The company will continue to leverage the strength of its network of manufacturing facilities to return order lead times and service performance to normal levels over the next few weeks.
Appleton creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations, coating applications and microencapsulation technology. The company produces carbonless, thermal, and security papers and microencapsulation products. Appleton, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; employs approximately 2000 people; and is 100% employee-owned. For more information, visit www.appletonideas.com.