Andritz to supply two pressurised refining systems to Steves & Sons

Andritz high-consistency refiner (Image: Andritz)

International technology group Andritz has received an order from door manufacturer Steves & Sons to supply two pressurised refining systems to the company’s new mill in Athens, Georgia, US.

According to Andritz, start-up will take place in 2024. The pressurised refining systems with C-feeder, in conjunction with high-consistency refining, will process a mixture of hardwood and softwood chips for production of high-quality fibres for molded door skins.

“The Andritz well-proven technology focusing on excellent fibre properties and the extensive North American network of experts and service specialists were all decisive factors in Andritz receiving the order from Steves,” said Stephen Brien, director of Fibre Operations at Steves.

For 157 years, Steves has provided quality products for homes in North America with an emphasis on doors.

With interior and exterior door plants in San Antonio, and interior door plants in Richmond, Virginia, Lebanon, Tennessee, and Brigham City, Utah, Steves employs more than 1,300 team members.