Corenso North America

Corenso North America (HM1IW9)

Location: Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 Wood County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 23.582', W 89° 49.708'

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Recycling Everyone's Future

— Historic Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin —

   In 1891, Oberbeck Bros. Mfg. Co. created fine furniture. After 30 years, the company was shut down in 1918 when the U.S. government declared furniture mfg. non-essential during W.W.I. As a result, Ahdawagam Paper Prod. Co. was formed to manufacture solid fiber boxes.

   Meanwhile, in 1917, Consolidated Water Power & Paper Co. began operations of No. 13 board machine to manufacture paperboard grades from reclaimed fiber. In 1926, the Jackson Flour Mill was purchased and converted to recycle old papers and recycled fiber into stock for use by this machine.

   In 1920, product lines were added to manufacture spiral-wound paper cores and corrugated boxes.

   During W.W.II, space was made available for the production of laminated plastics used for aircraft material and weatherproof boxes. Millions of these boxes were used to carry critical items for the war. Paper cores were used to protect the noses of large shells.

   In 1948, Consolidated Water & Power Co. purchased the facility and later it was renamed Paperboard Products, a division of Consolidated Papers, Inc.

   Throughout the years, the paperboard produced on No. 13 board machine was also used to manufacture folding cartons, solid fiber, and fiber cans, all stressing the use of recyclable and environmentally friendly raw materials and end products.

   Today, Corenso North America, a subsidiary of Stora Enso Oyj. concentrates solely on the manufacture of high-quality coreboard and cores, and is viewed as a leader in its industry.

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   In 1965, Stanton W. Mead, president of Consolidated Papers Inc. broke ground at Paperboard Products Division for construction of a new one-story building, looking on (from left) are Henry Klevene, Clarence Lukaszewski, John Segal, and Groff Collett.
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Date Added Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 274730 N 4919419
Decimal Degrees44.39303333, -89.82846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 23.582', W 89° 49.708'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 23' 34.92" N, 89° 49' 42.48" W
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Area Code(s)715
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 253 W Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495, US
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