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A workshop table at Mountain House Press/Dard Hunter Studios.

offers a variety of technical education programs
for high school graduates who want to pursue
careers in skilled labor. Two students received
US$500 each. "Our theme for this 150th year is
putting a program in place so that we can have
150 more successful years," said Ronnie Hines,
operations manager of Voith Paper Fabric &
Roll. "Qualified employees are essential to making that happen. Anything we can do to support
schools like West Georgia Tech is a win-win for
everyone because we can ensure that we will
have more qualified employees who can carry
us into the next 150 years."
JOURNEY OF KNOWLEDGE
Paper industry consultant and TAPPI Fellow
Tom Rodencal is an avid supporter of the TAPPI
Library. When he heard that long-time TAPPI
member and historical book collector Rich
Townley of Middletown, OH, had a collection of
Paper Trade Journals that he hoped to donate
to the library, Rodencal volunteered to drive
them to TAPPI Headquarters himself. A side
trip to the Dard Hunter museum in Chillicothe,
OH rounded out the journey. (Read more about
the library in the article on page 40.)
"The trip was first and foremost to get the
magazines, as we did not want to risk damaging them in a commercial shipment to TAPPI,"
says Rodencal. "I then decided to visit the
Mountain House Press and meet Dard Hunter
III, since we had so many of his grandfather's
works in the library.

"The really nice aspect of this trip was to
know that we have people associated with the
industry who care about its history and try
and preserve a small slice of it with personal
actions," says Rodencal. "Rich had the journals
stored in his basement, and the timing was
right for him to consider giving them up. He
was excited to know that they would go to a
place that would allow them to be safely stored
and made available to others. Dard Hunter III
was going to become a stock broker, but when
his father died unexpectedly, he switched gears
to oversee the family homestead that housed
the museum; he is preserving the legacy of
his grandfather and father in the industry."
William Joseph "Dard" Hunter was passionate about acquiring and preserving paper
industry knowledge. Hunter established
Mountain House Press, a hand papermaking mill and workshop, in 1919. The commercial studio houses a diverse collection of
watermarked handmade paper collected by
his grandfather, as well as the original printing press from Hunter's Marlborough Mill.
The Mountain House is available for tours
by appointment.
"Europe has a large number of papermaking
museums, while the US and Canada have very
few," Rodencal notes. "I hope that publicizing places like Mountain House Press will get
some folks thinking about where this industry started and how it has evolved and how it
should be preserved."

Tom Rodencal and Dard Hunter III with an
antique watermark.

The donated Paper Trade Journals are dated
from 1878 to 1924.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Rebuilds and Conversions
Proud to be a Papermaker
The New Cascades
Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
TAPPI Library is an Industry Resource
Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
TAPPI Journal Summaries
2017 PPI Awards Finalists
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Intro
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover1
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 3
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 4
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 5
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Setpoint
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 7
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Over the Wire
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 9
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 10
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 11
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Rebuilds and Conversions
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 13
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 14
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 15
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 16
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 17
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 18
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 19
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 20
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 21
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 22
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 23
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Proud to be a Papermaker
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 25
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 26
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 27
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 28
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 29
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - The New Cascades
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 31
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 32
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 33
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 35
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 36
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 37
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 39
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 41
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 43
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 44
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 45
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 2017 PPI Awards Finalists
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 47
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover3
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover4
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