TACOMA, Wash.--Sep. 27--With the cutting of a ribbon Thursday, Weyerhaeuser celebrated the opening of its Tacoma recycling plant, a place where discarded newspapers, old boxes and reams of computer paper are gathered, bundled and sent to mills across the country.
Company officials and local boosters gathered at the new center -- the old Adams Peanut Butter warehouse on Lincoln Avenue -- to toast what they called a sign of the company's continuing commitment to its birthplace 96 years ago.
The significance of this new plant, however, goes far beyond Tacoma.
This is the 40th such center the company has opened, and yet another reminder that for Weyerhaeuser recycling has become serious business.
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