Monadnock Paper Mills Receive NH's Governor's Award

BENNINGTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE (November 8, 2006) –Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., manufacturer of technical specialty and premium printing and packaging papers, has received the New Hampshire Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention. Alice Chamberlain, Policy Advisor to the Governor of New Hampshire, presented the award to Richard Verney, Chairman and CEO, in recognition of the company’s outstanding environmental accomplishments. Tom Burack, Commissioner of Environmental Services was also present at the award ceremony. Established in 1994, this award recognizes New Hampshire businesses and organizations that have successfully reduced or eliminated wastes at the source. Pollution prevention (P2) means the use of materials, processes, or practices that reduce or eliminate the creating of pollutants or waste at the source, or minimizes the transfer of pollutants or wastes from one medium, such as air, water or land, to another. Monadnock was chosen for this honor in great part for recycling programs that have reduced the amount of trash going to landfills by over 80 percent. Other initiatives include reduced energy consumption through process changes saving 88,254 kilowatt-hours of energy to date and decreased sewer losses through equipment modifications, which prevented 58,638 pounds of fiber and fillers from entering the waste stream. About Monadnock Paper Mills Monadnock is an independent, family-owned company making paper since 1819. It is the oldest, continuously operating paper-manufacturing site in America. Today, Monadnock applies uncompromising standards and rigorous discipline to elevate the level of craftsmanship and performance in specialty and fine paper manufacturing while setting an example for those concerned about the environment. Please contact the Monadnock Paper Mills website www.mpm.com/info for more information. For paper samples please contact the Monadnock Sample Department by email (sampleroom@mpm.com), or by phone at 877-877-2098. Contact Information Michelle Hamm Manager – Environmental Services Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. Phone: +1-603-588-3311 x255 mhamm@mpm.com

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006
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Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc, manufacturer of technical speciaility and premium printing and packaging papers, has received the New Hampshire Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention.
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