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Sofidel America produces first parent roll of tissue at Duluth, Minnesota mill

DULUTH, Minn. (News release) -- Sofidel America on Feb. 1 started production and produced its first parent roll of tissue at its newly acquired mill in Duluth, Minnesota (USA).

Sofidel acquired the mill from ST Tissue at the beginning of January of this year.

The mill has the capacity to produce 65,000 metric tons per year of bath, napkin and towel grades of tissue.

In addition, the mill has a groundwood pulp plant and a recycled pulp plant.

At the time of the acquisition, Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of Sofidel S.p.A., commented, "This is an important acquisition, allowing us to immediately meet the growing demand, which saw a significant upturn in 2023.

"What we are acquiring is a technologically advanced plant that further improves our geographic coverage and creates the conditions to strengthen and sustain growth in what is our main market," Lazzareschi explained.

In addition to the Duluth mill, Sofidel America has operations in Horsham, Pennsylvania (corporate office); Circleville, Ohio (paper mill and converting); Green Bay, Wisconsin (converting); Haines City, Florida (paper mill and converting); Hattiesburg, Mississippi (converting); Inola, Oklahoma (paper mill and converting); and Las Vegas, Nevada (converting).

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