ONP Market Situation

hNhNmNWayne Fenton (chris.cloutier@moea.state.mn.us)
Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:53:25 -0500

Here in Minnesota, the ONP situation is abysmal! Haulers are cut back to 50
- 10% of normal deliveries to the local mill. Other large recyclers are only
accepting #8 and for b/t $25 - $45 a ton. Is this a regional problem or are
others seeing the same problem? Whats going on: lack of export markets;
reduced demand for boxboard; oversupply?

If it gets much worse, we are going to experiement with ONP bales as parts
of dikes to contain the Red River!