International Falls Mill Profile

The mill located in International Falls, Minnesota, is an integrated pulp and paper facility with a 107+ year operating history. Over 475,000 tons of commodity and specialty papers are produced annually on two paper machines, including one of the world’s largest machines.

The Minnesota mill sits on the south banks of the Rainy River and locals enjoy the rewards of living in an environment that is clean, safe and filled with breathtaking natural scenery and year-round recreational opportunities.

The plant operation consists of wood yard and chip manufacturing facility, batch digesters (8), bleach plant (3-stage), recovery boiler (recausticising), multi-fuel boiler and gas boilers (4), steam turbine generators (4)

  • Dam with hydroelectric generation
  • Water filtration plant
  • Primary and secondary waste treatment system
  • Two paper machines
    • 1 Valmet twin wire (1050 tpd)
    • 1 GL&V fourdriner (270 tpd)
  • Five sheeters

As the largest employer in Koochiching County, the mill has approximately 581 employees, covers a site of 55 acres, and is owned by Packaging Corporation of America with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Jackson Mill Profile

The Boise Paper mill located in Jackson, Alabama, is an integrated pulp and paper facility with a 51+ year operating history. The mill began as a 300-ton per day bleached pulp mill employing 180 people. In 1995, a state-of-the-art recycling facility began production helping us to better supply our customers growing demand for recycled business and printing papers while reducing the amount of wastepaper going to municipal landfills.

In April of 1997, a new, world-class paper machine began production at the Jackson mill. The J3 paper machine produces uncoated paper for business and communications including offset, converting and envelope grades.

Employees at the Jackson mill are constantly working to meet the evolving opportunities and challenges of the future. In order to keep the operation on the leading edge of a very competitive market and to meet tomorrow’s customer needs, we work closely with our customers to develop new products and innovative ways to service their paper and solid wood product requirements. All of Jackson’s employees are committed to the principles of safety, quality and environmental compliance as well as efficient and cost-effective management of the mill’s processes.