SCA Tissues has announced it will invest $20M in a new building, machinery and upgrades.
SCA Tissue North America has announced it will invest $15 million in a new building and machinery and another $5 million in upgrades outside the South Glens Falls paper mill in the next year, according to The Daily Gazette, Schenectady N.Y.
Mike Mound, regional director for Northeast operations for SCA, says the company has quietly invested $70 million in operations over the past five years in South Glens Falls, Greenwich and Saratoga Springs.
The company employs 460 people locally, with nearly 300 of those in the South Glens Falls paper mill. Company officials said the improvements to the mill will retain jobs, according to The Daily Gazette.
SCA manufactures tissue paper by recycling 110,000 tons of office paper generated within a 250-mile radius of the South Glens Falls mill, Mound says.
"We manufacture products for what is called 'away from home' use," he says. "That is, our customers are restaurants, schools and sports venues."
The hand towels and bath tissue products are sold to restaurants and other venues, including McDonald's, Stewart's Shops and Giants Stadium, he says.
SCA South Glens Falls Operations Manager Terry Miller says the investments in the South Glens Falls mill will include construction of a 50,000-square-foot addition to house a new paper rewinder, as well as employee locker rooms, a cafeteria and a large training room.
"We have 265,000-square feet of space now, and adding the 50,000 square feet will help the materials flow inside the mill and out to trucks for distribution," Miller says.
Improvements in parking will include a paved employee lot closer to the mill and additional space for trucks to move and park.
This story was reported by Kathy Parker Bowen, The Daily Gazette.