Evergreen Packaging cleans up coal stacks with $50 million conversion to natural gas to comply with federal rules by 2019
“It’s like a super average,” explained Dane Griswold, the manager of Evergreen operations in Haywood County. The smokestacks at Evergreen Packaging paper mill in Canton will be significantly cleaner within four years thanks to $50 million in pollution upgrades.
The plant’s four coal-powered boilers don’t have state-of the-art pollution controls. But new federal rules are forcing hundreds of older coal-powered factories nationwide to reduce their emissions and come up to par with the highest of industry standards.