International Paper Keeps Operating During Pandemic To Supply The Supply Chain

March 25, 2020

International Paper plans to keep mills such as the one in Cantonment operating, the company said Friday.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers forest products as an “essential industry” that should remain operational during the pandemic.

“International Paper products are critical components of the supply chains required to produce and deliver food, pharmaceuticals. hygiene products and emergency supplies for consumers around the world,” IP’s statement said. “Disruptions in the availability of our products would create significant hardships for consumers across the country and around the world. “If our customers cannot get our products, health care facilities, first responders, grocery stores and homes across the country and around the world will not be able to access essential items.”

As International Paper continues to operate, the company said it remains committed to protecting the health and safety of employees and contractors.

“The health and safety of our employees are paramount, and we continue to stress the importance of practicing social distancing, along with taking preventative hygiene measures recommended by the CDC,” Whitney Fike, communications manager for IP in Cantonment, said. “We continue to operate our business effectively, as International Paper bears a special responsibility to continue to operate our mills and converting plants to support the critical needs of the supply chain during this event.” photo, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “International Paper Keeps Operating During Pandemic To Supply The Supply Chain”

  1. One of them on March 26th, 2020 5:27 am

    The products(Liner board and Fluff Pulp) are in high demand right now and this Mill makes them both. The Liner board machine provided the product that’s used to ship medical supplies throughout the world as well as other items. The FP machine makes a sheet that shredded to make fill for baby diapers, adult diapers and feminine hygiene products. The quality of these products are in such high demand this is the only machine that’s in operation. The workers at this Mill have been vigilant in their safe work practices and there’s a plan in place to help curb the spread of the virus within. Keep these guys and gals in your prayer as they work long hours to help satisfy the needs of these products to America and the World… Keep rolling those machines

  2. neighbor on March 25th, 2020 12:10 pm

    They have been blowin and goin hard the past couple of weeks

  3. Scooter on March 25th, 2020 12:10 pm


    They do indirectly. The mill makes fluff pulp that eventually results in being able to wipe our nether parts :)

  4. Brian on March 25th, 2020 9:31 am

    I wish they made toilet paper.

  5. rance on March 25th, 2020 7:32 am

    Regardless of virus that threatens all of us the products and services that International Paper provides are a essential part of infrastructure. IP is providing a valuable service. Lets all keep these workers in our prayers that they stay healthy to perform their duties at IP. Thank you all so much…