St. Croix Tissue produces a full range of products for the growing and international tissue market with two automated machines having a capacity of 120,000 tons/year.
St. Croix Tissue is a new, state-of-the art tissue paper manufacturing company in Baileyville, Maine. We are located next to and supplied pulp by our sister company, Woodland Pulp LLC (see sidebar), Washington County’s largest employer.
St. Croix Tissue produces a full range of products for the growing national and international tissue markets, including paper napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue and facial tissue. The mill’s products are sold retail under the Fiora and Willow brands, which can be found in your local stores. Its two automated tissue paper manufacturing machines have the capacity to produce over 120,000 tons of tissue a year.
Tissue paper production of jumbo rolls for TM1 began on March 4, 2016 and for TM2 on July 29, 2016. In addition to creating approximately 90 new direct jobs, St. Croix Tissue has helped to create many indirect jobs in the area. St. Croix Tissue is proud to have built a workforce that is 30 percent female and 60 percent coming from low income households, providing economic opportunity for people in Washington County. The employees operate together as part of a high-performance work team, every position from maintenance to machine operators.[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)
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
The manufacturing facility at St. Croix Tissue is certified as meeting the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as set forth by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Recommended International Code of Practices for General Principles of Food Hygiene. This is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises, and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. We not only expect our employees to abide by these practices, but our contractor and visitors as well. To access St. Croix Tissue’s current GMP Certificate as issued by external auditor SGS North America Inc., please click on the SGS logo below.