Friday, February 27, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4322 N Argonne Rd, Spokane
Business Manager Shirene Young will introduce IEP and show a 45 minute video all about IEP and its 100+ year history! We end with a Q&A session.
IEP: Papermakers Since 1911. Newsprint is both the livelihood and passion of Inland Empire Paper Company. We have continuously operated in Millwood, WA since 1911. Today IEP supplies paper to customers throughout the western US. Our modern papermaking process utilizes residual wood chips from area sawmills and recycled old newspapers from community collections and other wastepaper suppliers to produce the highest quality groundwood paper available. To enhance the long-term stability of IEP, we own and manage 116,000 acres of timberland and developed Fiber Reclaim, a recycled paper and transportation company.
a fact attributed to our employees and their dedication to excellence. Today IEP supplies paper to over 120 customers throughout the western United States and produces over 500 tons of newsprint every day. Although Inland Empire Paper Company has undergone many alterations over the past century, we have maintained our focus on paper production. We utilize many natural resources in our production process including shared resources such as air, water, and energy. Recycled materials such as wood chips and old newspapers are the basic components of our paper. Approximately 10-60% of the materials used for paper are recycled from municipal paper waste. Some of that recycled paper comes from the Spokane region, but a good portion is purchased from recyclers around the western United States. To better serve our customers IEP developed Fiber Reclaim, a recycling and transportation division. We continually strive to reach new goals in our mission to be good environmental stewards both in our process and in the forest. Through investments in state-of-the-art equipment, constant attention to our processes for efficiency, and excellent forest practices, IEP demonstrates the commitment to be excellent stewards of our shared environment.
Ages: The content of this presentation is designed for students in grades 4-12. All kids are welcome to attend as long as they can be quietly attentive.
Tour limits: 50 students