Madison, WI — The Wisconsin Paper Council is applauding ND Paper for making a generous donation to the State of Wisconsin to aid in the fight against the COVID 19 virus. ND Paper which operates a mill in Biron, Wisconsin has donated 1,500 Tyvek suits and 20,000 surgical masks to the State of Wisconsin for distribution to health care providers who are on the front lines of testing and treating citizens for the COVID-19 virus.
“ND Paper is answering the call to help provide much-needed assistance to our state’s medical community as they fight the coronavirus pandemic,” stated WPC President Scott Suder. “ND Paper’s generous donation will help protect Wisconsin medical workers who are working around the clock to keep our communities safe from this devastating virus.”
The company’s mills in Biron, Wisconsin, and Rumford, Maine, are integrated pulp and paper facilities, and their mill in Biron supports more than 350 working families. The company has 1,200 employees who together produce more than 1.2 million short tons of pulp and paper annually.
Suder stated that papermakers and converters throughout the state are working diligently to produce and often donate critical medical and personal hygiene products for Wisconsinites during this time of international crisis. The Wisconsin Paper Council continues to work with the federal government, Governor Evers Administration and Legislative and local leaders to coordinate logistical manufacturing, supply and donation efforts.
Wisconsinites can go to https://covid19supplies.wi.gov/Donations to either donate or sell large quantities of PPE to the State of Wisconsin. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) will then work with distribute the PPE to communities that need it the most. If organizations or businesses have quantities of fewer than 50 of any of these items, they are encouraged to donate them to local health organizations instead of going through the buyback website.
The Wisconsin Paper Council (WPC) is the premier trade association which advocates for the papermaking industry before regulatory bodies, state and federal legislatures to achieve positive policy outcomes. WPC also works to educate the general public about the social, environmental, and economic importance of paper, pulp, and forestry production in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. Learn more at www.wipaper.org