Andritz has received an order from Steves & Sons, Inc. to supply two pressurized refining systems to Steves’ new mill in Athens, Georgia, United States. Start-up will take place in 2024. The state-of-the-art pressurized refining systems with innovative C-feeder in conjunction with HC (high-consistency) refining will process a mixture of hardwood and softwood chips for production of high-quality fibers for molded door skins.
“The Andritz well-proven technology focusing on excellent fiber properties and the extensive North American network of experts and service specialists were all decisive factors in Andritz receiving the order from Steves,” said Stephen Brien, Director of Fiber Operations at Steves.
For 157 years, Steves has provided quality products for homes in North America, with emphasis on doors, and continues to build its business and reputation among distributors, retail home centers, builders, and homeowners nationwide. With interior and exterior door plants in San Antonio, and interior door plants in Richmond, Virginia, Lebanon, Tennessee, and Brigham City, Utah, Steves employs more than 1,300 team members. The six-generation, family-owned business is built on a commitment to quality, superior craftsmanship and style, and a long tradition of environmental responsibility – expressed in long-lasting products incorporating recycled elements in their design.