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This article describes what the U.S. Plywood-Champion Papers, Inc. plant, located on the Pigeon River at Canton in Haywood County, has done and is doing to remove its pollution byproducts from the environment. The plant opened in 1908 and is one of the nation's oldest and largest paper mills.
In 1906, Peter G. Thompson came to Haywood County to examine its potential for the pulp and paper industry. Today, Champion Paper and Fibre Company's Carolina Division is the county's largest industry and largest employer, with 2,900 employees and an annual payroll of over $18 million.