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Client:Resolute Forest Products (formerly American Fiber Resources), Fairmont,West Virginia

Recycled Bleached Kraft Warehouse Expansion

Recycled Bleached Kraft (RBK) pulp is a green alternative to using virgin fibre in various paper applications. Resolute’s pulp is used in a wide variety of paper products, including coated and uncoated paper tissue, and specialty and packaging applications. The superior quality of Resolute pulp allows papermakers to add post-consumer furnish to their paper products while maintaining performance characteristics. With the demand for their product, their warehouse was at capacity.

  • BUSINESS PROBLEM SOLVED

    With the high-quality pulp produced by American Fiber Resources in demand because of its performance and the green-focused consumer market, the company needed to expand warehouse to meet increased pulp sales.
  • TECHNICAL PROBLEM SOLVED

    Construct a 110,000 square foot de-inking pulp processing warehouse in limited space without disrupting mill operations and without going over budget.
  • WHAT WE DID

    After the rebuild of the de-inking line and successful restart of the mill, Resolute Forest Products positioned itself as a leader in the recycled bleached kraft pulp market, leading to the need to expand the pulp warehouse.  The mill began the warehouse project as a quasi-EPC project, but it soon became evident that there were problems.

    Mill management retained Temec personnel to prepare an audit of the project.  This audit identified that the project budget of $2.7 million was trending toward $4.2 million and that the schedule would not be met.

    Temec personnel assumed control of the project, setting up proven project controls processes, reviewing the design for cost effectiveness, renegotiating contracts on behalf of the mill, and revamping construction processes.   Through this focused and systematic approach to project and construction management, Temec personnel were able to significantly reduce the budget overrun and complete the project on schedule.

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