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Published January 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Sappi Groundbreaking


Sappi Fine Paper officially broke ground on a $170 million conversion project that will transform the existing kraft pulp mill to production of chemical cellulose, a purer form of cellulose which can be made into a fabric for clothing, wet wipes and other consumer products. The Cloquet project is the largest investment Sappi has made in North America in some time, and the largest investment at the mill itself since the $500 million former Potlatch mill expansion here in the 1990s.
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