At Ox, we have generations of papermakers working at our mills: grandfathers, fathers and sons, and extended families – aunts, uncles, and cousins. Papermaking gets in your blood and becomes part of your DNA.
The foundational process of producing paper today is much the same as it was 150 years ago, but that doesn’t mean the production process is lacking in science or needed skills for output of a reliable and useful product. The mill workers are astute in their trade – mechanically inclined and solution-oriented. Many have entered the industry to spend their entire careers producing a quality paper product, teaching others the skills of the trade and leading teams through the process. The managers, sales team, and office staff are required to have a high level of knowledge in sourcing recycled waste material, paper making, and end-use of the paper created at our mills.
Adding to the complexity of the papermaking process, each of our mills uses 100% recycled waste material to make our uncoated recycled paperboard. It’s imperative that we maintain a steady supply of recycled waste material to feed our manufacturing lines. We also regenerate the waste from renewable resources used in production for reuse, rather than letting it go into the waste stream. The element of environmental stewardship and respect to sustainable products bolsters our satisfaction for the paper we produce.
It is not surprising that there is so much pride in the paper industry and within the paper mills themselves. It takes a unique set of individuals and skillsets to make up an effective team. The more in-depth the knowledge, the better the quality of paper and resourcefulness of our organization. Our clients don’t just count on Ox for the product they purchase; they rely on us for guidance, technical information, and solutions to their challenges.
We are proud to be a part of an industry rooted in tradition. We value the knowledge of the workers who paved the way to where we are now. We will continue to grow the industry while honoring the proven systems that work and weave in the technological advances where appropriate because we are papermakers.