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This dramatic view of one of the two new digesters at Sappi's Cloquet mill was taken during construction of its new specialised cellulose conversion project. The new plant began producing cellulose in June, and by the end of the company's fiscal year on Oct. 1, it had already reached its budgeted goal. Contributed Photo cutline

Project Athena: Sappi celebrates completion of capital conversion project

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It's official. After $170 million in expenditures and a sparse one-year construction period, Sappi Fine Paper's capital conversion project -- dubbed "Project Athena" after the patroness of weaving -- was officially declared fully functioning and on budget this week.


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