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By Ken Graham
The Times 

Pulp Mill Slated to Receive Funding This Month

Equity and bond investors have agreed on terms to finance straw pulp plant near Starbuck


August 3, 2017

DAYTON - Columbia Pulp I, LLC announced last week that it has entered into agreements for the debt and equity financing required to commence construction of its new straw pulp manufacturing facility near Starbuck.

According to Columbia Pulp CEO John Begley, $133.6 million in tax-exempt bonds and $36 million in equity financing are expected to close simultaneously on Aug. 9. Construction should begin shortly thereafter, he said.

If plans hold, the pulp mill will be completed and begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2018. Begley said the project will provide about 90 full-time jobs once...

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