St. Croix Tissue is a new, state-of-the art tissue paper manufacturing company being constructed in Baileyville, Maine. We are located next to our parent company, Woodland Pulp LLC (see sidebar), Washington County’s largest employer.
St. Croix Tissue will produce a full range of products for the growing national and international tissue markets, including paper napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue and facial tissue.
Two automated tissue paper manufacturing machines will be installed and are expected to produce over 120,000 tons of tissue a year with pulp supplied by Woodland Pulp. Tissue paper production on one machine will begin in late 2015, and the second machine will be up and running in early 2016.
In addition to creating direct jobs in the new mill, St. Croix Tissue is expected to help create many indirect jobs in the area.
[St. Croix Tissue] is bringing back what Maine was very, very strong in the paper industry… We’ve suffered from a lack of technology investment, and they’re bringing in some of the newest technology.
Paul LePage, Maine Governor
(as quoted in the Bangor Daily News, 3/12/14)
[St. Croix Tissue] is a positive thing for our people. Its an opportunity for people to get jobs and work in that community and enhance the community and be independent.
David Burns, Maine State Senator
(as quoted in the Bangor Daily News, 3/13/14)
They’re talking about good jobs, with good pay and good benefits, and they’re offering to supply training, and thats really huge.
Jennifer Peters, Interim Executive Director of the Sunrise County Economic Council
(as quoted in the Portland Press Herald, 3/12/14)
In an industry where most grades of paper are facing slack demand, tissues are one of the few specialties where sales are actually climbing.
John Williams, Maine Pulp and Paper Association President