Alta Forest Products Completes First Capital Projects
January 15, 2015 (Morton, WA) - Alta Forest Products is pleased to announce the completion of its first two capital projects. Upon formation of Alta in May 2014 its management team and board wasted no time pursuing reinvestment opportunities approving major projects at its Shelton, WA and Naples, ID mills.
The capital project at Alta’s Naples, ID mill completely redesigned its residuals handling and processing systems, enabling the mill to make paper mill quality chips for the first time. The completion of this project in November 2014 opened up new markets and customer’s for the mill, immediately generating higher margins for its residuals products and establishing a more stable and secure sales channel.
The capital project at Alta’s Shelton, WA mill was focused on improving log recoveries in the manufacturing process. By replicating engineering first designed for Alta’s flagship mill in Morton, Shelton’s new manufacturing process was completed in December 2014 and has already shown a meaningful improvement in log yield and throughput.