A major paper manufacturer is a global leader in the paper and packaging industry with operations across North America and around the world. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers. The company’s mill, located in the Southeastern United States, is one of the most high-yielding paper mills in the world producing light, medium and heavy weight coated paperboard for packaging food, liquid aseptic, tobacco and much more.
A major city steam plant’s customer-driven operations were threatened coming out of a difficult 2013/14 winter when it could not keep up with water throughput to make steam, despite having enough inherent capacity – ultimately placing its steam contracts in jeopardy. The company’s physical plant was old and equipped with subpar equipment due to neglected maintenance from its previous owner. The company ran dangerously low on water and spent a significant sum that was not budgeted to keep the plant operating, including starting an auxiliary oil-fired plant. Nearly every employee, including the management team, worked around the clock to keep the plant afloat.