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“Effective Strategies for Planning & Executing Mill Outages” was the theme for our 2020 Winter Conference held at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, New York this past January. A strong turnout of over 40 local mill and supplier personnel received valuable advice and insight from industry experts regarding successful tools to get the most from planned mill outages. 

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Conference Moderator, Larry Hill (Industry Technical Consultant for NALCO Water) assembled a wonderful roster of presenters covering critical topics such as mill safety, concerns from an operations perspective, contract management, mitigating risk with new equipment as well as lessons learned from a career filled with outage experiences.


Our thanks to the following individuals & companies for their terrific contribution to a successful conference:  

Brian Bork, Risk Management Director, CR Meyer


Sean Reilly, Waterford Mill Manager, Lee Talbot, Sr. Project Engineer and Bill Palmer, Area Manager, Mohawk Paper Mills 

Don Zukowski, Operation Support Manager, Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.


Tess Ventress, Program Director, TAPPISAFE


Fred Elbert, Principal, Elbert Field Engineering Solutions 

Mike Wilke, Manager Engineering Services, Hill Engineers Architects Planners, Inc.


Robert Rodrigue, Technical Support, Andritz Fabrics and Rolls

Greg Smotzer, Senior Project Engineer, Finch Paper LLC

We also want to thank the following supplier companies for supporting our conference.  

Conference Exhibitors

Aftek Inc.

Aries Chemical

AxChem USA


Burt Process

Dival Safety


Erbessd Reliability

KCF Tech

Martech Controls


Morey Paper Mill Supply

ProFlow Inc.

Precision Roll Grinders

Sales Solutions Inc.

Siewert Equipment



Coffee Break Sponsors



Erbessd Reliability



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