September 7, 2017 2:18 pm
Today we are going to follow alongside a woodchip as it transforms into the wood pulp that we use abundantly throughout the world. Before I start I’d like to give thanks to Brian Perron for sitting down and hammering out some of the finer details with me, it is very appreciated.
Millar Western Pulp is an extremely unique mill in the sense that we have the technology and expertise to make any grade of hardwood or softwood pulp,
August 17, 2017 6:12 pm
Over the past few weeks I’ve had a lot of questions from family and friends who have seen my previous blogs, and it continues to baffle me how people will believe any rumour they hear. I had one friend who I’ve known for a long time ask me “what’s the point of talking about sustainability in your blog when the mill is constantly cutting trees down?”.
August 14, 2017 4:16 pm
Nothing screams sustainability more than re-usable energy.
We here at Millar Western are extremely fortunate for the opportunity to build and run our very own bio-energy plant (BEP). After 3 tedious years of construction, our plant now has the ability to use the gasses that we produce to create some of our own power. I sat down with our production superintendent recently to ask a couple questions about the BEP.
July 26, 2017 6:20 pm
These last couple weeks my girlfriend and I did some hiking and exploring around southern Alberta and, as fit for her first time out West, the Rocky Mountains put on an unbelievable show. The whole time we were in the mountains though, I couldn’t help but think “this is the reason being environmentally sustainable and aware is so important”. We,
June 29, 2017 1:52 pm
So, these last few weeks I’ve been working like crazy picking up some extra shifts and working on my own crew (it almost feels like I’ve spent more time at the mill than at home), and I thought it would be a perfect time to do a little review of the positives and negatives of working a shiftwork schedule. Just for reference,
June 16, 2017 1:46 pm
I’d first like to quickly thank Millar Western Forest Products for having me back on crew for a third straight summer, and The Greenest Workforce for this awesome opportunity to showcase my adventures working in the forest products industry. So to quickly introduce myself, I was born and raised In Whitecourt where I quickly developed an understanding of how important the forestry industry is to hundreds of families in Northern Alberta.