Mohawk Fine Papers
Seventy paper industry executives came together for the New England Paper Cluster’s Growth Strategies Reception and Dinner.
Thomas D. O’Connor Jr., the chairman and CEO of Mohawk, joined U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (MA), a member of the Congressional Paper Caucus, to discuss the future of the fine paper industry during the New England Paper Cluster’s annual conference in Springfield, Massachusetts, today. Congressman Neal presented an update from Washington about recent legislative efforts to promote the paper industry on the federal level.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including Mark Michelson's live interview with John Sommers Jr., president and CEO of Allied Printing Services in Manchester, CT. Other major announcements this week came from Xerox, the U.S. Postal Service, DOME, Mohawk and Arjowiggins, Accu-Label and Xeikon, and Royle Printing.
Well, as the M&A environment continues to evolve, companies are now hammering out strategic alliances that may or may not involve…
Mohawk and Arjowiggins Creative Papers will share their manufacturing facilities, expertise and proprietary technologies.
Mohawk has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 'National Top 100 List' of Green Power Users for the 10th year in a row. Mohawk was selected for using wind power to meet 100 percent of its electricity use. "I applaud Mr. O'Connor, and his entire team at Mohawk Fine Papers for their commitment to sustainability, local jobs and economic development in the Capital Region," said Congressman Paul Tonko.
At the DscoopX conference, Mohawk will introduce new Embedded Premium Polyester Cards that are optimized for HP Indigo printing.
Mohawk's plan to operate a new 112,342-square-foot envelope manufacturing facility in South Hadley, MA, will result in the creation of up to 40 new jobs. The company expects to produce over 500 million envelopes annually at the new facility, and the new warehouse space will also allow it to service its customers along the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions, as well as overseas businesses.
Several changes have been made to Mohawk's sales organization, including the hiring of several new sales representatives and the creation of a new business development team to meet the changing needs of the marketplace.
Congressman Paul Tonko presented Mohawk Fine Papers with Congressional Recognition for its longstanding environmental achievements, including a 20-year affiliation as a manufacturer of Green Seal-Certified Papers. The company was also recently recognized by Green Seal, which is celebrating its 25-Anniversary.