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Information about the Pulp & Paper Industry in Arkansas

Arkansas is at the heart of the country with ample resources for Pulp & Paper companies. The state is covered by 19 million acres of forestland, totaling more than half of the total area of Arkansas. The timber industry has a high impact on the state’s economy, and paper companies are thriving from the abundance of resources available in Arkansas.

Arkansas is home to several key pulp & paper companies, including Georgia-Pacific, Domtar and WestRock Corporation. The industry, directly and indirectly, employs 66,433 people and adds $6.4 billion to the state's economy. The value of standing timber in Arkansas is $12.6 billion.

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Paper & Timber Products Industry News

Coil Breaks Ground for New Independent Stave Company Mill

 July 22, 2022

Coil Construction has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art stave mill for Independent Stave Company in Independence County, Arkansas.

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Canfor Investing $130 Million to Modernize Urbana Facility

 April 21, 2022

Canfor Corporation is investing approximately $130 million to upgrade and expand its sawmill and planer facility in Urbana.

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Independent Stave Company to Open New American Oak Stave Mill in Independence County

 April 14, 2022

Independent Stave Company will construct a new state-of-the-art mill in Batesville, investing $30 million and creating 60 new jobs.

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