International Paper Newport Mill Awards $50,000 Grant to North Vermillion School Corporation

Nov 20, 2020 11:30 AM ET
Jason McLain, Newport Mill Union President; Dan Nelson, North Vermillion School Corporation Superintendent; Lacy Romig, Agriculture Teacher; Mike Closson, Newport Mill Manager, International Paper

CAYUGA, Ind., November 20, 2020 /3BL Media/– The International Paper Newport Mill has awarded the North Vermillion Community School Corporation a $50,000 capital campaign grant from the International Paper Foundation. Distributed over a two-year period, grant funding will help the school corporation build an agriculture greenhouse.

“I want to thank International Paper for the community support and investing in education,” said Dan Nelson, North Vermillion Superintendent. “The grant to fund the North Vermillion Greenhouse will be invaluable to student learning. The greenhouse will provide hands-on learning with plant growth and development, and will not only service our agricultural students, but will be a valuable asset to our elementary students and community members as well.”

The International Paper Newport Mill has a strong connection to the North Vermillion School Corporation, as nearly 80 percent of its workforce either attended the schools or have children or grandchildren who have attended or currently attend the schools. The mill previously awarded the North Vermillion Community School Corporation an $8,000 grant in 2019 to fund an Innovation Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Lab at North Vermillion Elementary School.

About the International Paper Foundation
The International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach our vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where our employees live and work. Funding priority is given to programs related to our signature causes: education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet. For more information, visit

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit