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ANDRITZ to supply two pressurized refining systems to Steves & Sons, Inc., USA

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Steves & Sons, Inc. to supply two pressurized refining systems to Steves’ new mill in Athens, Georgia, United States.

Start-up will take place in 2024.

The state-of-the-art pressurized refining systems with innovative C-feeder in conjunction with HC (high-consistency) refining will process a mixture of hardwood and softwood chips for production of high-quality fibers for molded door skins.

“The ANDRITZ well-proven technology focusing on excellent fiber properties and the extensive North American network of experts and service specialists were all decisive factors in ANDRITZ receiving the order from Steves,” said Stephen Brien, Director of Fiber Operations at Steves.

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For 157 years, Steves has provided quality products for homes in North America, with emphasis on doors, and continues to build its business and reputation among distributors, retail home centers, builders, and homeowners nationwide. With interior and exterior door plants in San Antonio, and interior door plants in Richmond, Virginia, Lebanon, Tennessee, and Brigham City, Utah, Steves employs more than 1,300 team members. The six-generation, family-owned business is built on a commitment to quality, superior craftsmanship and style, and a long tradition of environmental responsibility – expressed in long-lasting products incorporating recycled elements in their design.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,700 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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