Mills Online


Mills OnLine is the only historic yet up-to-date data on state-by-state listing of all paper mills that have operated in the U.S. since 1970. The data contain information on nearly 800 stand-alone and integrated pulp and paper mills and 131 company headquarters.  Currently Mills Online report 336 mills as operating, 11 mills as idled or closed, and 429 as delisted from or not yet listed in the annual national mill directories.  Geographic location and last product capacity for the 447 closed or dismantled mills provide a unique historic perspective on the evolution and restructuring of the industry.

The historic data include state, county, and city location of the mill, zip code and its center’s longitude and latitude degrees, the latest operating annual capacity (in thousand short tones) by product category, availability of a pulping facility, and corporate ownership in the case of subsidiaries. County and state statistical information is available via web link from the Census Bureau. In addition, records for the currently operating mills and headquarters include their current address, phone and fax numbers, website and email addresses where applicable.

Most recently we have added mill and company employment, pulping (mechanical, chemical, recycled) capacities, product SIC, NAICS codes, product descriptions, energy information (number of power boilers, availability and capacity of hydro, combustion, or steam turbines, and electrical demand) for operating mills reported in 2015-2016 Lockwood.

Please note that changes in data are from 2015-2016 Lockwood Post’s Directory of Pulp and Paper Mills.  To consult with the original source, see RISI's page for the latest Lockwood Post Directory.

To see the format of the full MoL, please see a short example and visit the CPBIS Products Marketplace to purchase the full database or its subsets.

For detailed information on data sources, explanation of variable names, product abbreviations and other terms, please see MoL Data Sources, Updates, and Term Description.

When using Mills Online, please cite using a formal citation. For questions and concerns about Mills Online, please email Aselia Urmanbetova.

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