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.

Latest News

Columbia Pulp to Participate in Panel Discussion at IMFA

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 [...]

Job Fair – February 22, 2019

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.

Columbia Pulp statement regarding fire at Innovatio

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 [...]

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.