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Kirsten Held
Sabina Dhungana
101 S Webster St
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
Company contact
Victor Menting
Environmental manager
540 Prospect St
Combined Locks, WI 54113-1120
Appleton Property Ventures, LLC – Combined Locks Mill [exit DNR]

Appleton Property Ventures LLC – Combined Locks Mill EMS Certified to ISO 14001 Tier 2 participant since 04/16/2013

Appleton Property Ventures, LLC – Combined Locks Mill (formerly Appleton Coated LLC), manufactures and sells a premium line of coated paper sold under the Utopia Brand. These products are used by large corporations and public institutions for communication and advertising purposes, in the form of annual reports, promotional brochures and direct mail. Since 1889, the company has manufactured paper in Combined Locks, which employs approximately 600 employees.

Annual report tidbit

Appleton Property Ventures requires that all of its outbound shipments are transported by SmartWay carriers. SmartWay is a voluntary partnership between various freight industry sectors and the Environmental Protection Agency. They also establish incentives for freight fuel efficiency and improvements and green house gas reductions.

Environmental activities

The company is a leader in introducing products with environmental attributes and making it easy for customers to select environmentally responsible products. To this end, Appleton Property Ventures offers a wide array of products with fiber sourced from forests certified to be sustainable, made with post-consumer recovered fiber and electricity from renewable sources. Appleton Property Ventures is also focused on:

  • improving the environmental impact of its manufacturing operations with a focus on energy usage and waste;
  • reducing total energy usage and decreasing the use of fossil fuels; and
  • seeking out options for beneficial reuse of its waste in order to minimize what is sent to a landfill.

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Tier 2 participation contract

Application materials and proposed contract

Last revised: Thursday December 14 2017