Production begins just one day after water from the new pipeline became available.
Paper begins rolling off the second paper machine, the largest kraft paper machine in the world at the time.
The Port Townsend mill, in competition with 70 other pulp and paper mills, wins the National Safety Council Award.
Crown Paper Group (CPG), including the mill and box plants in British Columbia, is purchased by Atlas Holdings, LLC.
Today Port Townsend Paper Corp is the largest private employer in Jefferson County and the largest recycler on the Olympic Peninsula, recycling one-third of all the cardboard in Washington State. The mill produces 325,000 tons annually and is dedicated to meeting or exceeding environmental standards and supporting the community.