What will be the economic impact of this new project on the local economy?

The project will create several hundred new direct and indirect jobs with a total economic impact exceeding $1 billion over ten years.

How large is this new plant and how much recycled material will it process?

The plant is expected to produce approximately 1,000 tons of packaging paper per day and will be constructed on a site of approximately 400 acres.

What will be the environmental impacts of having this new recycled containerboard facility?

The operation will be based on processing regionally generated recyclables. In addition, by eliminating excessive transportation, this local facility will dramatically reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from trucks that currently carry these materials across Nevada and out of state. In addition, local processing of recyclables will strengthen local recycling programs and keep useable materials out of local landfills.

How will the Crossroads Paper facility use and conserve water?

This project has been designed to operate with far less water than is typically used in paper production, and process water will be treated on-site before returning to the aquifer via rapid-infiltration basins (“RIBs”).  Crossroads Paper will produce paper using available water resources within Humboldt County and the State of Nevada’s existing hydrologic infrastructure.

Other facilities are known for using chemicals and discharging emissions that can pollute the surrounding area. What assurances or safety measures can you provide that this new facility will keep our community and environment safe?

By limiting production to recycled materials and adding on-site water treatment, Crossroads Paper will be able to employ a much cleaner process that will not emit unpleasant odors.

Will this new facility use recycled paper and corrugated boxes only from Nevada, or will recyclable materials be shipped into the market from farther away?

The western states provide abundant recycled paper and cardboard boxes to supply the facility. Much of this supply is currently shipped overseas for re-processing. Crossroads Paper will receive raw materials, by both truck and rail, from sources throughout the western region in sufficient volume to operate at optimal capacity.

Why is this new plant ideally suited to the region? Why is it so unique?

Currently, U.S. paper production is concentrated in the Southeast, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest, but the growing economic output in the West requires shipping materials for agricultural products, manufactured goods, and logistics services. By bringing together modern production techniques, world-class equipment, and deep market knowledge, and positioning the operations in ideal proximity to end users, Crossroads Paper will become a significant source of recycled materials to a growing market.