Total Fiber Recovery (TFR) will construct an $80 million recycled pulp production facility in the city of Chesapeake, Virginia.
The new facility and company is called Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake (TFRC) and is a joint venture between CellMark and Bulk Handling Systems, an affiliate of Total Fiber Recovery, and the ones who are furnishing the equipment for the facility.
CellMark Recycling will supply 300,000 tons of mixed paper and Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) annually as feedstock to the facility.
According to Cellmark, the Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake facility will be operational in Q4, 2023. The plant will annually process up to 300,000 tons of mixed paper and old corrugated containers (OCC) from the region’s materials recovery facilities (MRFs).
“We are excited that Total Fiber Recovery has chosen the city of Chesapeake for its first recycled pulp production facility due to the region’s workforce and global access through the Port of Virginia. The revenue from exporting TFR’s pulp product in addition to the creation of 68 new jobs will be a positive economic boost for the city of Chesapeake and the commonwealth,” comments Chesapeake Mayor Dr. Richard W. “Rick” West, as quoted by Recycling Today.