Columbia Pulp to halt full-scale operation


February 17, 2022

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The Columbia Pulp plant near Starbuck in Columbia County will idle operations on February 18, 2022, due to challenges that face a "first-of-its-kind" technology, according to Terry Ryan, Interim CEO. Some 80 employees and associated companies and ag producers will be affected.

DAYTON–Columbia Pulp, LLC will idle operations of North America's first tree-free pulp mill as of February 18, 2022, an action that will affect approximately 80 employees who work primarily in its headquarters in Dayton and its plant located at Lyons Ferry in northern Columbia County.

"We are idling the plant," said Terry Ryan, Columbia Pulp's Interim CEO told the Dayton Chronicle this week. "It's...

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