I talked with one of the higher-ups in the Woodland mill last week and he said it's still in the works. He confirmed that there is a lot of track work to be done. Things are very upbeat and positive at the mill.
carchecker wrote:Finally he said the Chinese are seriously looking at installing a tissue machine to make paper. This means they would also start taking softwood which would make the wood suppliers very happen since there isn't much of a market for it right now in this area.That is truly incredible. A new tissue machine in Maine? Probably hasn't happened in over a century.
Steamship wrote:Don't they make tissue at Lincoln?Looks like they most certainly do. I'm still surprised to see anyone attempting to enter this market. My personal assessment is that you have an overcapitalized Chinese firm that needs to put their money to work. Apparently the yields are good enough that the equation works for them. Signs such as these are to me indicators of resource exhaustion/depletion in China. Even if the tissue they're interested in making isn't destined for China, if these guys wanted to make tissue in China in the first place (for global export) they might not be able to for lack of a) clean water and b) sufficient fiber supply.
merrman wrote:It's possible the [demand] is increasing.I agree.