Pulp, paper, and lumber is one of the core industries in the US manufacturing sector. Materials it produces are in turn used in numerous other industrial and consumer products. The lumber itself is also crucial for building and construction. STI Group is uniquely situated to service this important industry because since the time of our inception over 35 years ago we have been directly involved with serving the pulp, paper, and lumber industry. Our success as a company began with this industry and over the decades we have amassed a wealth of experience, knowledge, and resources that allow us to deliver exemplary service to the pulp, paper, and lumber industry.
Machine Upgrades and Maintenance
One of our core areas of expertise in the pulp, paper, and lumber sector is the upgrading, servicing, and maintenance of machinery. It is this equipment and machinery that can mean the difference between a profitable, well-run business and a failing one. Keeping these machines running efficiently and at peak performance keeps costs down and production up while yielding quality product.
STI Group can upgrade this machinery, ensuring that the facility is able to take advantage of the latest advances in technology. We can also perform all routine maintenance and service on the machinery, allowing the equipment to remain at optimal performance levels and realize long service lifespan.
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Outages and Turnarounds
Sometimes a facilities service needs go beyond basic maintenance. That is why routine turnarounds are needed so that everything can be shut down at once and service and maintenance tasks that aren’t possible during operations can be handled. STI Group is highly experienced in industrial turnarounds. We understand that they are a critical, costly, and time-sensitive period for companies. We offer a full range of turnaround services including:
- Careful scheduling and planning
- Dedicated project management
- Clear communication
- An unwavering focus on safety
- Strong budgeting and cost monitoring services
- Highly skilled workers and craftsmen
Occasionally, despite a pulp, paper, and lumber facility’s best efforts, unplanned outages still occur. These outages can be devastating to a business as everything grinds to a halt and contracts and production deadlines can easily be missed. STI Group is experienced in handling outages and our professional, thorough emergency teams will have the pulp, paper, and lumber facility back up and running as quickly and safely as possible, minimizing disruption and expense for the company.
STI Group goes beyond maintenance and turnaround services in the pulp, paper, and lumber industry, however. We also have the experience, expertise, and resources it takes to build an all-new facility from the ground up. Our turnkey, modular fabrication will save our customers time, money, and hassle, while delivering unbeatable quality, dependability, and efficiency. Our state-of-the-art fabrication facilities feature hundreds of thousands of square feet of workspace, NCCER certified craftsmen, ASME “U” and “S” Stamps, and intensive quality testing and quality assurance.
Breadth of Industry Knowledge
STI Group also has a breadth of professional industry knowledge that allows us to understand and relate to the needs of our pulp, paper, and lumber customers. We understand the big picture in the industry and the way different decisions early on can affect the ultimate finished product. Our knowledge of forest mills and their requisite equipment for example allows us to manufacture machinery and equipment that is highly suited to the needs of segment of the industry. Likewise, we understand the factors that impact the last stages of production and the finished product.
Combined these benefits and capabilities allow STI Group to provide a complete range of pulp, paper, and lumber industrial services. We can take our customers from the first stages of breaking ground on a new facility and the subsequent delivery of machinery through to the routine maintenance and turnaround that will accompany yearly operations. We are also leaders in technology and innovation. We are continually looking for ways to deliver the best machinery and services to our pulp, paper, and lumber customers.