Resolute’s Calhoun (Tennessee) pulp and paper mill has been featured in a video produced by the Tennessee Farm Bureau, an organization representing the state’s private landowners and farmers. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and government designations of forest products as essential, Calhoun employees have been working to meet the demand for market pulp as well as bath tissue and paper towel.
Much of the fiber supplying the Calhoun mill is sourced from small, non-industrial private forest owners.
One landowner featured in the video, 92-year-old Beverly Finnell, describes the importance of regenerating the trees that are harvested. She first supplied timber to Bowater, a predecessor company of Resolute, in 1989, replanting the land promptly. Ms. Finnell is now in the process of selling her second timber harvest, and will once again replant the forest. “We’ve got to get the paper from some place,” she says. “And if you don’t plant your land back in trees, you’re not going to have toilet paper, napkins and paper towels – and we don’t seem to be able to do without those three commodities.”
Thanks to our employees at Calhoun, the landowners who supply us with wood, and all those working hard to make the products we use every day.