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Multi-million dollar Mead Westvaco project is wrapping in Covington

By Susan Bahorich, sbahorich@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 23 2013 05:39:35 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 23 2013 07:19:41 PM EDT

The MeadWestVaco plant invested $285 million to give the mill the capacity to generate its own energy.

COVINGTON, Va. -

A multi-million dollar project is nearing the end in Covington.

A bio-mass boiler is under construction at the Mead Westvaco plant.

The $285-million project will give the mill the capacity to generate its own energy.

The boiler will burn bark and other parts of the tree that usually goes to waste.

The company spokesperson tells WDBJ7, not only will the new project lower costs, it will lower the plant's emissions.

The boiler is expected to be completed in September.