thg-corporation

the-hope-group-banner
 
 

What We Do At
    THG Corporation

THG Corporation is a Motion and Control Integrator committed to meeting your needs for power units, expert component selection, customer system design, and complete hydraulic, electrical, and compressed air field service.

You are invited to read more about THG Corporation and its three subsidiaries.


 
Emergency Service
24/7
Air Compressors ›
Hydraulics ›
Electrical Controls ›
508-393-7660

hope-direct


Take a Video Tour
    of THG Corp

Take-A-Tour-of-THG
  View Video Archive


Our Best Advice

Customers rely on us to help select components, design complex systems, to manufacture, install, and maintain machinery and equipment. We offer our best advice through our blogs.


THG Corporation

The-Hope-Group
The Hope Group is an authorized full-line Parker distributor featuring hydraulic, pneumatic, fluid connector, and sealing products for OEM and MRO applications.

Sorensen-Systems
Sorensen Systems is a designer/builder of custom systems providing clean water, renewable energy sources, and technologically advanced process systems for industry.


Hope-Air-Systems
Hope Air Systems is an authorized distributor for Kaeser Compressor featuring energy efficient rotary screw compressors as well as a designer/builder of skid-mounted packaged compressed air systems.


Hope-Service
Hope Service can dispatch its field service fleet of vehicles and experienced, factory-trained technicians to provide emergency and routine field service to its hydraulic, electrical, and compressed air systems customers.

The-Parker-Store
The Hope Group owns and operates seven Parker Stores at its branch locations providing "while you wait" replacement of hose assemblies and immediate on-hand access to 3,000 Parker fluid connector parts.


Hope-Direct
The Hope Group provides 24 hour access to $150 million of Parker parts through its eCommerce website, HopeDirect.com, offering one or two-day shipping of all your hose & fittings, hydraulic, pneumatic, valve, and filtration needs.


iPower
iPower Distribution Group of New England provides supply chain consulting and implementation through streamlined procure-to-pay process, vendor managed inventory (VMI), Kanban, and in-plant buyer-planner services.

 

 
 
 
The Hope Group Home › Markets Served › Pulp & Paper
 
 
 

Navigation for TheHopeGroup.com

home-icon
 
Markets-Served
 

Despite Rumors, Paper & Pulp Mills
Continue to Produce More Than Ever

In a report released last year, the Maine Pulp & Paper Association reported that the demise of the pulp & paper industry has been exaggerated. In fact, despite the overall downturn in the national economy, and the resultant consolidations among the paper plants, the facts are that the paper & pulp industry in Maine will be here for the long haul. Based on the 8,000 people in Maine directly employed in the mills and their half a billion dollars in wages, and the five to seven jobs created per direct worker in the mills among loggers, transporters, retailers, etc., the total economic impact is second to none in the state.

The paper industry is actually producing as much paper each year today as it ever has. The increased efficiencies in production have contributed to a decline in the number of workers, but not in the amount of output. We still need to write a message on our post-it notes, don't we? Only the state of Wisconsin produces more total paper & pulp output per year. The paper industry produces more than four percent of Maine's gross domestic product. The contribution of the industry is disproportionately high in the rural portions of the state.

Maine Paper Industry

Consolidation has changed the face of Maine's paper industry, but at this time, 10 companies operate a total of 13 pulp and paper mills in Maine, according to the MPPA report released last year. The products produced include pulp, bond, newsprint, tissue, coated paper, specialty paper, painter's tape and many other specialized papers. The other New England states, particularly New Hampshire, have several paper mills that continue to operate too, despite consolidations and takeovers that have marked some recent disruptions in the industry.

The Hope Group, through its member company, The Leen Company, has been providing hydraulic, pneumatic and instrumentation products and systems to the Maine paper & pulp companies for decades. Today, the emphasis is on retrofitting and rebuilding machinery to meet stricter production, environmental and "green" requirements in the mills. The need to do more with less translates into system design that permits increased productivity at reduced cost in materials and labor.

While the paper & pulp industry realigns itself to the new global marketplace, the fact that they continue to produce the same amount of product today as they did ten or 20 years ago, means that the mills will require maintenance, upgrades, rebuilds and retrofits that The Hope Group is ideally suited to implement.





top

 
pulp-paper
The New England pulp & paper industry, particularly in Northern Maine, has been a traditional market for hydraulic power units, lubrication systems, hose assemblies, filtration and instrumentation throughout the plants. With the change in the market over the recent decade, there has been a shift to re-builds and re-fits among the remaining paper plants with an emphasis on increasing efficiency and lowering operating costs. New requirements bring new responses from the hydraulic sales engineers and fabricators at The Hope Group.


pulp-paper-timber-products
Products from Timber
The bulk of New England timber is used for the manufacture of paper, from pulp, as well as fiberboard and hardboard. Paper is made from a mass of softened fibers (pulp) that are formed into a mat, pressed and dried. Fiberboard is made of cellulose fibers, which are bonded together with an adhesive. Hardboard is stronger than fiberboard and it is derived from pulp that has been pressed together under extremely high pressure.

pulp-paper-newsprint
Paper for Newsprint Newsprint is a low-cost, non-archival paper mostly used for newspapers and advertising material. The newsprint is made by a mechanical milling process, without the chemical processes that are often used to remove lignin from the pulp for other types of paper. Traditionally, newsprint has been made from fibers extracted from various softwood species of trees, including spruce, fir, balsam and pine.

pulp-paper-cardboard-boxes
About Cardboard Boxes
Cardboard is a general term that includes specific varieties of paper such as card stock, corrugated fiberboard, and paperboard. The first reported use of cardboard as a shipping container occurred in England around 1871. The first manufacture of cardboard in the US occurred in 1895. It quickly replaced wooden crates and wooden boxes as the preferred packaging material.
 
Technical-Support
request-a-quote
get-assistance
order-hope-direct
ask-an-engineer
ask-betsey-508-393-7660
ask-the-owner
view-line-cards
request-a-catalog
view-cad-drawings
hose-finder-app
visit-ebay-store

Our-Best-Advice
Benji Grubel   Parker 'Onsite Container' Hose Shop In Stock Ready to Install
Benji Grubel
Fluid Connector Specialist

mike-gardella-sorensen-systems   Fresh Water Now Flowing in Kingdom of Jordan Thanks to Sorensen Systems
Mike Gardella
Sorensen Systems

peter-rhoten-hope-air-systems   Avoid Making a Bad Choice When Installing a Compressor
Peter Rhoten
Hope Air Systems

joe-kelly-parker   Adventures in Crimper Training
Joe Kelly
Parker Hannifin

doug-markham-ipower-new-england   VMI:
What are Your Expectations?
Doug Markham
President, iPower NE

 
 
 
   
thg-logo

THG Corporation
70 Bearfoot Road
Northborough, MA 01532

Phone: 508-393-7660 | Fax: 508-393-8203 | Email

Terms & ConditionsLegal DisclaimerJobsOur Mission

© 2015, THG Corporation. All rights reserved