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By Dena Martin

The local who's who of pulp

Port of Columbia identifies the local pulp players in Columbia County


The graphic, created by the Port of Columbia, shows the locations of straw-related companies in Columbia County.

COLUMBIA COUNTY-With all the media attention surrounding the innovative Columbia Pulp mill, which is preparing to open near Starbuck at Lyons Ferry this spring, it would be challenging to find a local citizen unaware of its existence. As the first tree-free market pulp mill in North America, which has brought dozens of jobs to the area already, the facility is a regular topic of conversation both near and far.

But some folks are unaware of, or confused about, the other straw-related businesses in Columbia County. To help dispel the confusion, the Port of Columbia has created an informative...

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