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A paper mill built on the Pigeon River in 1905 brought prosperity to the town of Canton for nearly a century, though the plant pumped pollutants into the river for years. Threats of lawsuits by two states and the federal government forced the company into fifteen years of pollution remediation. This, coupled with depressed paper prices and increasing competition, brought the mill to the verge of a shutdown in 1997when the mill was put up for sale. In 1999, the employees and their union bought it.
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36292
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A purported decline in overall paper use has not hurt business for Evergreen Packaging of Canton. The paper mill, established in the early 1900s, has a prominent place in the community, partly due to it being the county’s largest private employer. The business proves its keeping pace with the current ecologically conscious cultural climate through initiatives such as the coating on the material for its cup paperboard.
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38280
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It was touted as the first book mill in the South, a pioneer in producing white paper from chestnut wood, and among the industry’s mavens in its attention to quality and production cost. Such factors have made Canton’s Champion Paper Company an economic staple for three generations. Its enduring importance to the community is on display in a photographs collection at Canton Area Historical Museum. It can be viewed in the history of the company provided by the author, which includes how many residents it employed at its height and how the founder’s business savvy helped to make the company a success.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 6, Nov 2012, p31-32, 34-35 Periodical Website