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Utah To Build A 21st Century Papermaking Plant

Salt Lake City—At a news conference today, plans for a new business, Crossroads Paper, will be announced to civic leaders, local recycling industry stakeholders, news reporters, and the public. Company leaders say that Crossroads Paper will use 21st-century technology to turn used cardboard boxes and residential mixed paper into new paper. Output from the plant will then be used to make new boxes for manufacturers, farmers and e-commerce companies. 

Utah has never had a papermaking operation or a recycled paper mill like this one. Because used cardboard boxes are the main source of raw material, no trees will be used to make paper at this modern facility. 

Utah Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox and Val Hale, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will take part. 

The project will keep waste materials out of landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide consumers and cities a beneficial way to recycle wastepaper. 

The machinery to be installed at the facility will come from a world leader in this type of specialized papermaking equipment, Valmet Inc. of Finland. 

Construction of the mill, including an on-site water treatment facility, will begin later this year and is anticipated to be completed in 2022.


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