INDUSTRY NEWS. INTERNATIONAL PAPER INVESTING $175M IN EASTOVER MILL
International Paper Co. will invest $175 million during the next 10 years in its Eastover mill. The investment by the Memphis, TN-based pulp and paper products producer will support cost efficiency as well as environmental and maintenance initiatives. “Our planned investment represents our ongoing focus on maintaining safe and reliable operations, meeting the needs of our customers and providing good jobs to the region,” Hai Ninh, Eastover Mill manager, said. “We are grateful for the support of Richland County leaders and our community partners as they play an important role in our success.”
“International Paper’s ongoing investment in its Richland County operations is a testament to the success a business can experience in our community due to our business-friendly environment and skilled workforce,” Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston said in a news release.
The Eastover facility at 4001 McCords Ferry Road, has approximately 700 employees and contributes around $90 million in annual economic impact. The plant manufactures uncoated freesheet paper and pulp that is converted into products used for education, communication and personal hygiene.