Visit to Stubbins paper mill

Published September 5, 2018 at 14:08

Rossendale Council’s economic development manager recently visited Essity paper mill in Stubbins.

Guy Darragh toured the historic mill and found out more about the company’s ongoing investment at the Stubbins Lane site.

Essity mill manager John Kirwin said:

There’s a lot of work going on at the mill. When Mr Darragh contacted us to ask about our future plans, I was very happy to invite him to see the investments we are making in upgrading our facilities as we look ahead to the future for the mill.

The mill, which has been on the site for more than 100 years, was acquired by Essity (formerly SCA) in 2012.

The site operates 24 hours a day, year round, and uses a mix of recycled paper and virgin fibre to produce giant mother reels. These are then converted into TORK-branded products, including tissues, paper towels, and toilet rolls, at the Essity site in Skelmersdale.

Mr Darragh said:

It was great to get an understanding of the work that’s being done at the mill and pleasing to see how Essity is investing for the future.

I was also very pleased to hear about the apprentice programme that the company operates and to learn about the funding and sponsorship that is given to local community initiatives.

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