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Twin Rivers Paper sells Pine Bluff unbleached kraft paper mill to American Kraft Paper Industries

April 30, 2024  By P&PC Staff

Twin Rivers Paper Company announced the sale of its Pine Bluff, Arkansas unbleached kraft paper mill to American Kraft Paper Industries, an affiliate of global industrial group American Industrial Acquisition Corporation (AIAC).

Twin Rivers Paper acquired the Pine Bluff kraft paper manufacturing and distribution business from the Mondi Group in 2018. In the six years since acquisition, Twin Rivers reportedly invested substantially in the Pine Bluff mill to enhance production efficiency and capacity while expanding its product offering.

“The decision to sell the Pine Bluff mill furthers Twin Rivers’ strategy of prioritizing the growth of our core specialty papers business,” stated Tyler Rajeski, president of Twin Rivers Paper. “With AIAC’s founding principle of investing in the assets it acquires, we are confident the Pine Bluff business and its dedicated managers and employees will realize long-term success. We are working with AIAC to ensure a seamless transition experience for our Pine Bluff employees, customers and suppliers.”


L. M. Levie, AIAC Chairman, commented, “This highly strategic acquisition allows us to substantially expand our production and distribution of a broad range of unbleached Kraft paper. The Pine Bluff business, now known as American Kraft Paper Industries, will collaborate with AIAC’s Canadian Kraft Paper Industries, located in The Pas, Manitoba, permitting us to better serve our domestic and international packaging industry customers with superior speed, quality, reliability, and efficiency. We are committed to meeting our customers’ needs, 24-7-365.”

Twin Rivers Paper Company, headquartered in Madawaska, Maine, is an integrated specialty paper manufacturer. The company operates a pulp mill in New Brunswick and diverse paper assets in northern Maine and upstate New York.

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