Twin Rivers Paper Company Focuses on Employee Safety as Mills Continue to Operate

Employees keep pulp and paper mills operational during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Company Committed to Easing Supply Chain Challenges with Production of Specialty Papers

Madawaska, ME (March 31, 2020) – Twin Rivers Paper Company reaffirms its focus on employee health and safety as it’s six mills operate to produce specialty papers used in critical food, hygiene, and medical applications. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, the Company continues to implement safe workplace recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as federal, state, and local authorities.

“As an essential business, Twin Rivers is committed to doing its part in delivering vital papers that will ease supply chain challenges of the sudden increased demand due to the pandemic,” said Bob Snyder, President and CEO of Twin Rivers. “With that said, our highest priority remains the health and safety of our dedicated and highly valued employees.”

Key workplace safety measures institutionalized include guidelines for physical distancing, policies for outside visitors and suppliers, standards regarding rigorous disinfection, recommendations regarding personal hygiene, and encouragement for non-manufacturing personnel to work from home. Employees receive daily coronavirus communications to reinforce the actions needed to maintain a safe working environment. The Twin Rivers Leadership Team meets regularly to adapt and evolve its policies and procedures to address the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

All six of Twin Rivers’ paper mills are operational, in support of the federal government’s declaration that the forest products industry’s products are essential in supporting the country’s infrastructure given the coronavirus outbreak. The Company continues to manufacture specialty papers for important food packaging, medical and hygiene supplies, barcode labeling, filtration applications, and crucial paper-based communications for the financial, governmental, and pharmaceutical/healthcare sectors.

Twin Rivers is committed to operating while meeting unprecedented marketplace demands and needs during these uncertain and evolving conditions.

“We are fortunate that our dedicated team understands its important role in the supply chain. Although we don’t make consumer-ready products, our customers do, and our paper is a critical component of that equation. We thank our employees for their hard work and for understanding the critical importance of maintaining continuity of supply for our customers and the larger good,” added Mike Michaud, Vice President of Human Resources.


Source: Twin Rivers Paper