Scott Walker Praises Fox River Fiber As An Example of Wisconsin Business Strength

Governor Compliments De Pere Company’s Focus on Environmental Sustainability and Job Growth During Campaign Stop

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Greg Archambault – President of Fox River Fiber, Jeff Walsh – VP of Green Bay Packaging, Doug Osterburg – CEO Appleton Coated, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

DE PERE, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker praised Fox River Fiber for its leadership role in environmental sustainability and employment stability during a campaign visit to the de-inked pulp producer’s facilities on Monday, August 25.

“We understand that to put people to work, you don’t just wave a magic wand,” Walker said. “You’ve got to have employers who are willing to make an investment in new equipment, new capital purchases and new technologies.”

Fox River Fiber, which employs 54 workers at its De Pere facilities, added jobs when it brought its $7 million wastewater pre-treatment facility online late in 2013. The anaerobic digesting system creates cleaner industrial wastewater and is designed to handle as much as 1.2 million gallons of wastewater per day.

Fox River Fiber previously had invested $3 million to increase its de-inked pulp capacity 10 percent to 146,000 tons per year. The company is an industry leader in turning post-consumer wastepaper into high-quality pulp for environmentally conscious companies.

“The best way to be environmentally sustainable is to be economically sustainable as well,” Walker said. “That’s what you see with this process.”

In addition to its efforts to generate cleaner wastewater and recycle postconsumer wastepaper, Fox River Fiber uses 93 percent of the byproducts generated by its proprietary de-inking process for beneficial purposes such as animal bedding, and lawn and garden care products.

Fox River Fiber earned the Best Places to Work Award from the Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association (PPMA) in 2013 and the Business Friend of the Environment award from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce in 2011.

Contact Ted Heimerman, Vice President of Sales, for more information about de-inked pulp products at 920-347-4430.

 

Dallmann Joins Fox River Fiber As Reliability Engineer

New Role Focuses On Plant Maintenance Programs For Paper Recycling Leader

Rick Dallmann - Fox River Fiber Reliability Engineer

Rick Dallmann – Fox River Fiber Reliability Engineer

DE PERE, Wis. – Rick Dallmann has joined Fox River Fiber in the newly created role of Reliability Engineer, bringing more than 20 years of experience to an industry leader in paper recycling and de-inking of post-consumer wastepaper.

Dallmann is responsible for helping build reliability strategies and programs, coordinating the computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), as well as the preventive and predictive maintenance programs for the Fox River Fiber plant.

Dallmann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in paper science and engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has previous work experience with companies such as Menomonee Paper, International Paper, Verso Paper and Georgia Pacific.

Fox River Fiber is a paper recycling leader, turning post-consumer wastepaper into high-quality pulp used in the production of printing and writing grades, as well as packaging-grade papers. The company is one of the only suppliers of FDA-grade recycled pulp in the United States.

Fox River Fiber earned the Best Places to Work Award from the Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association (PPMA) in 2013 and the Business Friend of the Environment award from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce in 2011.

For more information about Fox River Fiber’s environmentally friendly pulp products, contact Ted Heimerman, Vice President of Sales, at 920-347-4430.

Marquette University to Honor Fox River Fiber’s Archambault With Alumni Entrepreneur Award

Greg Archambault receives the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Entrepreneurial Award

Greg ArchambaultDE PERE, Wis. – Gregory Archambault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fox River Fiber Company, will receive the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Entrepreneurial Award during Marquette University’s All-University Awards Dinner April 26 in Milwaukee.

A native of Peshtigo, Wis., Archambault graduated from Marquette in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree and has been the CEO at Fox River Fiber for the past four years. Fox River Fiber is an industry leader in the de-inking of post-consumer wastepaper and turning it into high-quality pulp. It is one of the only suppliers of FDA-grade recycled pulp in the United States.

“I am honored to be receiving this award, which I believe is a reflection on the quality team we have assembled at Fox River Fiber,” Archambault said. “We are a principles-based organization that provides opportunities for associates to attain their ultimate potential through additional education and training. We set our people up for success and then let them do their jobs.”

Archambault is a strong believer in the value of higher education, providing avenues for Fox River Fiber associates to pursue college educations and enhance their skill sets.

“Whether they continue to work at Fox River Fiber or find opportunities elsewhere, I believe in the value of creating opportunities for people to enjoy the benefits of additional education,” he said.

Fox River Fiber earned the Best Places to Work award from the Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association in 2013 and the Business Friend of the Environment award from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce in 2011. Archambault is an executive committee and board member for the Wisconsin Paper Council.

Archambault led Fox River Fiber’s recent decision to invest $7 million in a wastewater pre-treatment facility designed to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. The on-site anaerobic digesting system creates cleaner industrial wastewater from the facility.

“This green way of running a business follows a belief that as long as we’re doing things well environmentally, success will follow,” Archambault said. “Fox River Fiber has enjoyed consistent growth over the years, and one of the reasons is because we have embraced new technology like this anaerobic digesting system.

“The system will reduce our biological oxygen demand by 80 percent, and it’s a technology I’ve been working on for close to 15 years.”

Archambault credits the networking opportunities he enjoys through the Marquette Alumni Association for providing input that helps him grow as a leader. He participates in Marquette CIRCLES, which connects alumni, parents and friends doing business or providing services in a variety of industries, as well as TEC 13, a peer-to-peer organization for CEOs, business owners and executives.

“The advice and knowledge of the individuals in these groups has helped me become a better CEO and president at Fox River Fiber,” he said.

 

Fox River Fiber Offers Cost-Neutral Document Destruction Services

Secure Document Destruction Services

Fox River Fiber document destructionCompanies looking for alternatives to costly on-site shredding services are turning to Fox River Fiber for a secure and confidential method for document destruction.

Fox River Fiber, an industry leader in the de-inking of post-consumer wastepaper and turning it into high-quality pulp, offers a solution in which the De Pere, Wisconsin-based firm actually pays companies for their unshredded documents.

“We are able to extend the life of a fiber multiple times if the paper has not been shredded,” explains Ted Heimerman, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Fox River Fiber. “Shredding cuts the fibers, meaning we achieve better fiber retention if the paper is left whole.”

The resulting high-quality pulp is used in the production of printing and writing grades, as well as packaging-grade papers. This cost-neutral solution to document destruction carries the possibility of profit for companies disposing of larger volumes of documents.

Fox River Fiber is certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), the standards-setting body for the industry. The company receives in documents under a lock-and-seal program at its secure facility and provides a letter of destruction for client records.

Fox River Fiber earned the Business Friend of the Environment award from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce in 2011. The company is one of the only suppliers of FDA-grade recycled pulp in the United States.

Call Ted Heimerman at 920-347-4430 to discuss your organization’s document destruction needs.

Fox River Fiber Breaks Record For Annual Production of Post-Consumer Fiber

 Post-consumer Fiber Record Production

DE PERE, Wis. – Fox River Fiber, an industry leader in the production of post-consumer fiber, exceeded its annual production record in 2013 by more than 8 percent over its previous mark set in 2009.

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“This accomplishment is a credit to our exceptional team of employees and an indication of the quality de-inked fiber we produce,” said Greg Archambault, Fox River Fiber’s chief executive officer. “Environmentally conscious companies increasingly are adding post-consumer fiber to their raw material stream.”

Fox River Fiber is an industry leader in the de-inking of post-consumer wastepaper and turning it into high-quality pulp. It is one of the only suppliers of FDA-grade recycled pulp in the United States.

Employee News at Fox River Fiber

Best Wishes to Terry Vander Linden for a Happy Retirement

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Terry Vander Linden retires from Fox River Fiber after a 21-year career.

DE PERE – The Fox River Fiber family extends its wishes for an enjoyable retirement to Terry Vander Linden.  Terry retired  from Fox River Fiber on October 8, 2013.

Terry was one of Fox River Fiber’s original associates when the mill opened May 11, 1992. He worked as a shipper throughout his 21-year career and earned additional certifications along the way.

Have a great retirement, Terry, and thank you for your dedicated service.

Pulp Manufacturer Cleans Up With Wastewater Pre-Treatment Facility

Fox River Fiber Reduces Its Carbon Footprint From Pulp Operations

Fox River Fiber starts waste water processing plantFox River Fiber has begun utilizing a $7 million wastewater pre-treatment facility designed to reduce the company’s environmental impact from its pulp manufacturing operations.

The De Pere, Wisconsin-based company is a leader among pulp manufacturers in turning post consumer fiber into high-quality pulp for environmentally conscious companies.

The on-site anaerobic digesting system creates cleaner industrial wastewater prior to releasing it to the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District. The company plans to sell the recovered biological solids to other anaerobic treatment facilities for use as seed in treatment towers.

Fox River Fiber’s $100,000 Donation Benefits De Pere Riverwalk

Post Consumer Fiber Recycler Fox River Fiber Donates $100,000

DE PERE – Fox River Fiber, a supplier of FDA-grade recycled pulp based in De Pere, donated $100,000 toward efforts to complete the De Pere Riverwalk and Wildlife Viewing Pier.

“The Riverwalk is a wonderful community asset and one that Fox River Fiber is proud to support as a corporate citizen,” said Greg Archambault, Fox River Fiber’s chief executive officer. “We share the vision of the organizing committee that our riverfront should benefit all ages.”

The De Pere Riverwalk and Wildlife Viewing Pier links Voyageur Park and the east downtown district. It begins with a bridge at the De Pere locks, crosses the lock tender’s island, and connects to a viewing pier on the foundation of the old Claude Allouez Bridge.

Fox River Fiber is an industry leader in the de-inking of post consumer fiber and turning it into high-quality pulp for environmentally conscious companies. It is one of the only suppliers of FDA-grade recycled pulp in the United States.

Fox River Fiber Earns PPMA’s Inaugural Best Places to Work Award

Fox River Fiber earned the inaugural Best Places to Work Award from the Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association (PPMA) at its 2013 Annual Conference

MILWAUKEE – Fox River Fiber, a De Pere, Wis.-based supplier of FDA-grade recycled pulp, earned the inaugural Best Places to Work Award from the Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association (PPMA) at its 2013 Annual Conference.

“This award recognizes the value of our core principles,” said Greg Archambault, Fox River Fiber’s chief executive officer. “We work safely, act with honest and integrity, participate in teams, treat everyone with dignity and respect, and everyone on our team acts as a fully committed business associate.”

Greg Archambault - CEO of Fox River Fiber

Fox River Fiber is an industry leader in the de-inking of post-consumer wastepaper and turning it into high-quality pulp for environmentally conscious companies. It is one of the only suppliers of FDA-grade recycled pulp in the United States.

Fox River Fiber uses 93 percent of the byproducts generated by its proprietary de-inking process for beneficial purposes such as animal bedding, and lawn and garden care products and are always working to improve that percentage.

“This award is an exciting opportunity for PPMA to honor great companies,” said PPMA President Joe Thibaudeau, Employee Relations Manager at Proctor & Gamble in Green Bay, Wis. “As an association that serves HR professionals, we know the value of making your company a great place to work.”

PPMA is a nonprofit association comprises of executives, managers and human resource professionals from the pulp, paper and allied industries. For its members, PPMA serves as a primary source of information on labor settlements, current human resource functions, governmental and related operational issues.

 

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