Boise Cascade's Jackson, Alabama, Pulp and Paper Mill Sets Industry Safety Record

Apr 09, 2001, 01:00 ET from Boise Cascade Corp.

    BOISE, Idaho, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Boise Cascade Corp. (NYSE:   BCC)
 announced today that employees at the company's pulp and paper mill in
 Jackson, Alabama, have established a new industry safety record of 7,430,000
 safe work hours.  In establishing this record, employees worked 2,014 days, or
 5 1/2 years, without incurring a lost-time accident.  The previous industry
 record of 7,429,362 safe work hours was set in 1979.  The Jackson mill is a
 state-of-the-art facility that manufactures uncoated printing and business
 papers and has 602 employees.
     Dick Merson, vice president, Alabama Operations, said, "It is nice to set
 records, but it is more important that our employees work safely and care for
 one another.  Safety has been and will always be our first consideration."
 Merson added, "A record this significant comes from a total team effort and a
 commitment by all employees to working safely."
     Of the 342 mills within the Pulp & Paper Safety Association, only five
 mills have the distinction of working 3 million hours without a lost-time
 accident.  The Jackson mill achieved that safety milestone in November 1997.
 In January 1999, the mill established a new corporate safety record for the
 company by reaching 4,614,641 work hours without a lost-time accident.
     Boise Cascade Corp., headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is a major distributor
 of office products and building materials and an integrated manufacturer and
 distributor of paper and wood products.  The company also owns and manages
 over 2 million acres of timberland in the United States.  A leader in
 sustainable forestry, Boise Cascade uses third-party audits and an advisory
 council of independent experts in its Forest Stewardship Program to ensure the
 protection of wildlife, plants, soil and air and water quality.  Visit the
 Boise Cascade web site at

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