International Paper (IP) resumed full operations at its Pensacola Mill in the US. The operations were curtailed following a digester incident that occurred on January 22, 2017. The company, with the assistance of independent third-party experts, had implemented enhanced procedures and protections across the enterprise to prevent the recurrence of such an incident.
Tim Nicholls, International Paper’s SVP, commented:
“We are pleased to report that full operations at our Pensacola site have resumed. Our primary focus remains on ensuring the health and safety of our employees, contractors and community members – along with providing our customers the excellent service they have come to expect.”
Pensacola Mill became part of International Paper in 2000. In 2007, the mill was converted from white printing paper to containerboard grades and now is producing Linerboard, corrugating medium and fluff pulp.
Earlier IP received a dividend of USD 121 million from Ilim Group, its JV partner in Russia.
About International Paper:
The company is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. International Paper net sales for 2016 were USD 21 billion. The company employs approximately 58,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide.