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Pulp, paper and packaging: Future of industry topic of Oct. 10 Tech Council luncheon in Appleton
October 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Has the rise of the digital economy derailed one of Wisconsin’s legacy industries, or is paper rebounding with the help of new technologies, innovation and environmentally friendly products? Learn more at the Thursday, Oct. 10 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Appleton.
The luncheon will be held at Boldt’s Appleton headquarters, 2525 N. Roemer Rd., Customer Center. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.
Panelists are Karyn Biasca, professor in the paper science and chemical engineering at UW-Stevens Point; David Falk, mill manager for ND Paper in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. which received an $189-million investment to expand and hire more employees; Paul McCann, vice president of industrial project development at Boldt; and Scott Suder, president of the Wisconsin Paper Council and a former leader in the Wisconsin Legislature. Steve Lyons of SJL Government Affairs & Communications will moderate the event.
Wisconsin’s paper industry includes 35 paper mills, employs more than 35,000 and produces $14.3 billion in products per year. Every 100 jobs in the paper industry support an additional 325 jobs, according to the Wisconsin Paper Council.
“Paper science and technology are changing one of Wisconsin’s oldest industries, which is also adapting to meet consumer and business demands,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.