Resolute’s Fairmont team has been recognized by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce for its community support and involvement. The Fairmont Mill received the President’s Award during the Chamber of Commerce’s 61st annual dinner meeting held on August 13, 2014.
During the ceremony, the Chamber’s President, Ms. Tina Shaw said: “We are turning into a green planet. Our children today are learning from day one about recycling and how to be green. And as they grow up, they will know nothing but that. It’s huge that we have a recycling plant here that provides educational programs by going into the schools and teaching children how to recycle and how to keep our environment clean.”
The mill partners with Harrison County schools by purchasing all their waste paper, recycling it and turning those funds back over to the schools. The Fairmont operation is also working to replicate a similar partnership with schools in Marion County.
“I wanted to bring attention to them; they do such wonderful things,” stated Shaw. “The fact that they give their employees time off to get involved makes them a good community partner.”
Located along the Monongahela River in Fairmont, West Virginia, the mill employs close to 100 people and produces 218,000 air-dried metric tons of 100% recycled bleach kraft pulp annually.
Cutline: Brian Wilmoth, General Manager, Fairmont mill (left) receiving the award from Jay Rogers, City Manager.