The Conyers facility, the first Pratt-built mill in the USA, reached the landmark number on July 24th – 18 years after start-up. Ironically, the 6 millionth ton was 26-pound – as was the first ton back in 1995.
Since then, the mill has saved the equivalent of more than 100 million trees and prevented 480 million truck loads of discarded paper from possibly going to landfill.
Pratt CEO Brian McPheely extended a company-wide “well done” to the Conyers team.
“This is another great day for both Pratt Industries and all the people who have worked at the mill over the years,” he said. “Congratulations to you all. Wow! Over 6 million tons of paper – well done and thank you!”
Mill manager Allen Bowdler echoed those sentiments, saying the milestone was a tribute to hard work and dedication.
“This type of achievement is a reflection of the dedication and effort put forth by all of the Pratt Paper 12 team members, past and present,” he said. “It’s my honor to have been part of this team and I couldn’t be more proud of all those who contributed.”