Chesterfield's Tranlin Paper Mill Expects To Start Early Production In 2018

Tranlin Inc.’s $2 billion paper plant in Chesterfield County, scheduled to be fully operational in 2020, will start partial production as early as 2018, a company official said Thursday. Unfinished paper will be shipped from China to be turned into finished products in Chesterfield, said John Stacey, senior vice president of marketing and product development.

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Chinese Modesty, Meet Virginia’s Governor Superlative

It is the biggest deal Terry McAuliffe has pulled off so far as governor, the largest Chinese investment in Virginia history. But who is bragging? Not Tranlin Inc. The Chinese company, which broke ground outside Richmond this week on a $2 billion plant that will create 2,000 manufacturing jobs and churn out environmentally friendly paper, issued a news release for the occasion that was a model of understatement.

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Growing Prosperity

“Our mild weather, world-class port system, and proximity to key national and global markets offer the perfect setting for agricultural and forestry producers. Our overall business climate is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Taken together, Virginia is a natural place for agribusiness to grow and succeed,” Haymore says.

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Chinese Paper Company Invests In Virginia Straw

Tranlin’s paper comes from both leftover straw, corn stalks and husks, and other so-called feed stock that a lot of farmers simply throw away or till under. The company’s paper is not your traditional white color, but rather a straw color because the company says the paper pulp is never bleached.

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Governor Mcauliffe Announces 2,000 New Jobs In Chesterfield County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today at the Virginia State Capitol that Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese pulp and paper company will invest $2 billion over five years to establish its first U.S. advanced manufacturing operation in Chesterfield County. The investment represents the largest Chinese investment and job creation project in Virginia history and is the largest Chinese greenfield economic development project in the United States.

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$2 Billion Project with 2,000 Jobs Coming to Chesterfield County

Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “An investment of this magnitude, with the creation of 2,000 new jobs by 2020, represents the largest Chinese capital investment project in the U.S. This project is transformational for the economy of Chesterfield County and the surrounding region...

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