Ox Industries will convert its Halltown, West Virginia, uncoated recycled paper mill from coal to compressed natural gas to support a new high pressure steam boiler.
“Being one of two (non-utility) industrial users of coal in the state, we are excited to take this major step switching to a cleaner and more efficient source of energy for our paper mill,” says Ox Industries CEO Kevin Hayward. “This project reaffirms our commitment to our Halltown Mill and surrounding community.”
The project is expected to be complete by the end of November. The Halltown Mill is one of the oldest continuous manufacturing sites in West Virginia. It began making paper out of rags and straw in 1869 and will celebrate 150 years of paper making in 2019.