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Cloquet Mill


Our Mill

Located on the banks of the St. Louis River since 1898, our Cloquet Mill produces some of our most requested coated fine papers including McCoy, Opus and Flo. The mill specializes in coated free sheet graphic paper.  During 2013 we will also begin to deliver specialised cellulose dissolving wood pulp to the market.

Our Environment 

Our Cloquet Mill actively takes steps to preserve the environment. As an integrated facility, the mill is highly efficient in terms of energy generation and consumption. That efficiency, combined with the use of high levels of renewable fuels (bark and black liquor), means that the mill has a very low carbon footprint. Furthermore, we have undertaken a concerted effort to reduce materials to landfill. The mill uses Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) bleaching which is considered by the EPA to be the Best Available Control Technology.
Cloquet's environmental management system is ISO 14001:2004 certified and the mill achieved triple Chain of Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council®​, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification programs. The wood procurement system is also certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Fiber Sourcing standard.

Our Certifications:

FSC® Chain of Custody: BV-COC-060801
SFI® Chain of Custody: BV-SFICOC-US07000220
SFI® Fiber Sourcing: BV-SFIS-205583
PEFC​® Chain of Custody: BVC-PEFCCOC-US08000067
OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Systems: QSR-OHSAS-005
ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System: QSR-EMS-050
ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System: QSR-230

Our Community

Employees at Cloquet Mill are committed to giving back to their local communities. They regularly volunteer their time and make financial contributions to a range of community organizations. Our mill-based Community Relations Committee coordinates outreach efforts to non-profit groups such as the United Way, the local fire and police departments, as well as over 20 local school programs.

Cloquet Mill At-a-Glance

Annual Production Capacity: 330,000 metric tons of paper and 330,000 metric tons of dissolving wood pulp
Products: McCoy, Opus, Flo sheets, dissolving wood pulp
End-uses: annual reports, advertising brochures, fine art books.  Dissolving wood pulp will be delivered to customers for various applications, in particular viscose staple fibre for clothes and textiles.
Employees: approximately 780
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