Waste straw burned on wheat fields is one of Washington’s top sources of air pollution. Columbia Pulp purchases this straw to produce pulp and bio-polymers, creating a new revenue stream for wheat farmers that would typically go up in smoke.
Smart, Sustainable Business
Columbia Pulp’s 140,000-square-foot mill has created 100 family wage jobs in the agricultural communities of Dayton, Starbuck and Pomeroy, Washington. Straw purchases from local farmers exceed $15 million dollars every year.
An Economic Engine
Columbia Pulp eliminates the need for farmers to burn 250,000 tons of straw waste every year, improving air quality region-wide. Our state-of-the-art facility and locally-sourced feed stock reduce carbon emissions by 76 percent compared to traditional pulp mills.
Protecting the Environment
Creating a Sustainable Future
Columbia Pulp is North America’s first tree-free market pulp mill, using wheat farmers’ waste straw to create pulp for paper products as well as bio-polymers for a variety of industrial uses.
Kristi Kobetich, Columbia Pulp’s Pulp Product Manager, is scheduled to present at the International Molded Fiber Association conference in Maryland on Thursday March 7th. The conference is being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The subject of her breakout session is alternative fibers. Joe Gryngy, the founder of IMFA, will be the [...]
Looking for a new job or a career change? Columbia Pulp is looking for PRODUCTION OPERATORS and is hosting a job fair on February 22nd from 9:00 – 11 AM and a second session from 3 – 5 PM. Be sure to bring in your resume and be prepared for a same-day interview.
On Tuesday morning, January 29th, a fire destroyed the Innovatio test facility’s ag-residue pulping research complex. Our thoughts are with Mark Lewis, president of Sustainable Fiber Technologies and the Innovatio test facility staff. We would also like to thank the fire crews from around the region who acted swiftly to keep the Dayton community safe from further damage. Many [...]
Best in State Gold Award Future value to engineering profession BY LANDAU ASSOCIATES
New pulp plant will invigorate Columbia County BY JOHN BEGLEY AND KRIS JOHNSON
Association of Washington Business (AWB)
2018 Operational Excellence Award
Recognizing a company that has a distinctive manufacturing process, including continuous improvement, innovations, lean and six sigma and/or application of high technology.