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Sappi celebration tour

Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce members gather in the wood yard after taking a two-hour tour of the Sappi mill last week. Although public tours of the mill are rare, this year Sappi is offering tours in celebration of the mill's 125th year of existence in Cloquet, with 12 tours so far and a total of 230 attendees. Sappi employees take the visitors through almost every stage of the process, from debarking logs to creating pulp to adding a shiny topcoat to the company's glossy paper product. Originally a paper mill, Sappi now produces more dissolving pulp for clothing and other textiles than for paper, and is a diversified woodfibre company. There are still openings for tours in August. Call 218-879-2301 to sign up or find out more.

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