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I work for West Linn Paper Company in West Linn OR, and wanted to share our perspective on adjusting to the current economic environment. All businesses need to adjust and adapt to economic constraints placed on routine business activity. The paper industry is no different - we are faced with changes in the marketplace both from customer expectations and declining demand. We have worked hard over the past couple years to develop new opportunities - new customers, new grades of papers. We've focused our business on emerging market segments such as certified sustainable papers. We've also modified our production process - our equipment, our strategies, to reduce our energy demand and conserve the raw materials that are so central to the papermaking industry.
Given our size, we're able to be more flexible and this has helped us survive the fluctuations in the paper market and the recession in general. We recognize the responsibility associated with providing 250 family wage jobs, and we're working hard and working creatively to ensure our mill remains economically viable and industrially relevant.
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