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Sofidel Continues to Grow in Circleville Investing 185 Million for New Expansion

Sofidel built a tissue paper manufacturing plant on 280 acres in Circleville, Ohio. The site is one mile long, and the building contains more than 1.4 million square feet. The integrated plant incorporates a paper mill, a converting plant for producing the finished product and a state-of-the-art warehousing facility. Once at full capacity, the facility will employ 700 people.

Pickaway County – To meet the growing demand in the US market, the Sofidel tissue paper group, well-known in Italy and Europe for its Regina brand, is further strengthening its production capacity with a $185 million investment in its integrated plant in Circleville, Ohio.

The project involves the construction of a new building that will house the new Valmet DCT 200 paper mill machine, which will start operation in Q3 2025 with a production capacity of 70,000 metric tons per year.

The Circleville plant, which is already home to two paper mill machines Valmet Advantage NTTs, will reach a total production capacity of over 200,000 metric tons per year (+50%) and become Sofidel’s most important production site globally.

Last year, we celebrated our first ten years on the U.S. market: ten years of development and growth. Thanks in part to the close-knit and capable U.S. team and our excellent relationships with institutions, from the state of Ohio to the local communities that have always supported us, we open our second decade of operations in the United States with this new investment in the Circleville plant. Today Sofidel America has production sites in six states and this operation will enable us to further meet the growing demand from our customers and continue to fuel our growth in this country,” said Luigi Lazzareschi, Sofidel CEO.

CEO of Sofidel Luigi

The Ohio plant was Sofidel’s first greenfield investment in the United States. To date, it is the Group’s most modern and sustainable plant. Located on a 280-acre (110-hectare) site, the plant sits in an area rich in water, gas, and electricity resources, close to a strategic logistics hub for distribution operators, with intermodal transport systems and major urban centers within a few hundred miles.