The Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) in Atlanta, GA, announced that the American Museum of Papermaking (originally known as the Dard Hunter Paper Museum) is being renamed the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking. The renaming is in recognition of Williams, the cofounder of James River Corp., who funded an endowment to the IPST for the museum.
The museum has been housed at MIT, IPC (Institute of Paper Chemistry, now IPST), TAPPI headquarters, and IPST.
The Bronx Community Paper Co. was formed in January 1994 to construct a recycled newsprint mill in the South Bronx. It is being developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Banana Kelly Community Association, a civic group in the Bronx. Both are nonprofit corporations, and the plan is to turn the project over to a for-profit corporation formed last year, the NYC Paper Mill Inc. It is expected to create about 500 new jobs.
Jaakko Poyry Consulting has done the engineering studies, and full financing as expected to be obtained soon. Site preparation should begin by the end of 1996, and the mill expects to start up in the fourth quarter of 1998. (More information is available in the August 1996 Papermaker, on p. 17. The July 1994 Alkaline Paper Advocate ran a brief notice of the project on the front page, using information from a long recital of the project's rocky startup phase, published in the New Yorker.)