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Expera Nicolet Mill Receives National Safety Award

  Kaukauna, WI: May 22, 2014: The Pulp & Paper Safety Association recently recognized the Expera Specialty Solutions Nicolet Mill with receiving the PPSA No Lost Work Day award.  The Expera Nicolet Mill has had an exemplary safety record for the past year and its achievements are being recognized at the national level. About PPSA […]


Expera CEO Russ Wanke Recognized by the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Russ Wanke was recently recognized by the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point – College of Natural Resources with the 2013-14 Paper Science Industry Leadership Award. This award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement in Wisconsin’s paper and allied industries. It is granted to an individual, corporation, or professional association that has distinguished themselves as having […]


Expera’s Russ Wanke named PIMA Executive of the Year

KAUKAUNA, Wis. –  February 4, 2014 – PIMA, the management division of TAPPI, named Russ Wanke, president and chief executive officer of Expera Specialty Solutions, its 2014 PIMA Executive of the Year. The award is PIMA’s highest honor and is bestowed on senior-level executives in the pulp, paper or converting industries for excellence in management […]


Expera Announces New Website

Kaukauna, WI: December 10, 2013 – Expera Specialty Solutions launched a new corporate website on December 10. Expera formed on June 26, 2013 when KPS Capital Partners joined Thilmany Papers and the specialty paper business of Wausau Papers. The launch of the new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information on North […]


Expera Specialty Solutions Celebrates “Day 1”

Kaukauna, WI: June 26, 2013 – Expera Specialty Solutions, North America’s largest specialty paper company, announced today its first day of operations following the close of the transaction establishing the company. Expera Specialty Solutions’ manufacturing platform includes machines at four Wisconsin mills, including the Thilmany Mill in Kaukauna, the Nicolet Mill in De Pere, and […]