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Mohawk mills running on the wind


June 2, 2005
By Pulp & Paper Canada

June 1st marked a move by Mohawk Mills to start using wind power to run three of its mills. Two facilities in New Y…

June 1st marked a move by Mohawk Mills to start using wind power to run three of its mills. Two facilities in New York and one in Ohio are now running on a combined 45 million kilowatt hours of annual wind power.

Senior vice president of energy, environmental and governmental affairs George Milner confirmed that wind power now provides 21% of the total power for the two mills in upstate New York and 50% of the annual power required to run its Beckett mill in Ohio. “There is a misconception that choosing the environmentally correct path costs a lot more,” he acknowledged. “But with the technological advances in windmills, the cost of wind power is within range of traditional energy sources.”

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Mohawk’s mills are the only of its kind in the U.S. to utilize wind power to manufacture paper.


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