TAPPI VA-CA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
HCC Instructor chairs organization
|The Technical Association of
Pulp and Paper Industry Virginia-Carolina
organization recently celebrated its 50th
anniversary. Pictured is Halifax Community
College's Dr. Bindu Dhasmana, chairwoman of
TAPPI VA-CA, front row center, with
representatives from KapStone Paper, Lorentzen &
Wettre USA, Inc., Feedback Incorporated, Jacobs
Engineering, and Sonoco.
The Technical Association of Pulp and
Paper Industry Virginia-Carolina (TAPPI VA-CA) organization
recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in Kingsport, Tenn.
Dr. Bindu Dhasmana, department head of Pulp and Paper
Technology at Halifax Community College and chairwoman of
TAPPI VA-CA said of the event, “It is a great historical
moment for TAPPI.”
In fact, for the first time, three TAPPI sections had a
joint meeting cooperatively to share resolution ideas that
commonly affect the industry. Along with Domtar Inc.,
Southeastern TAPPI, Ohio TAPPI and Virginia-Carolina TAPPI
were proud to host this educational and celebratory event.
The conference, which was geared towards mill and converting
professionals and those who service them, was focused on
papermaking, pulping, energy conservation and the future of
the paper industry.
Dhasmana expressed her gratitude to sectional past
chairpersons, officers and members and said, “Without every
body's involvement, it would be impossible to commemorate
this day.” She added, “The contribution of past-present
members and officers will always be esteemed.” To cap the
event, a tour of Domtar's state-of-the-art Pulp Mill Bleach
Plant was given to those in attendance.
Founded in 1915, TAPPI has grown into the world's largest
professional association serving the pulp, paper and
converting industry. The association provides its members
with quick access to the largest international group of
technically experienced people in the industry.
For more information on the HCC Pulp and Paper Technology
Program or the paper production industry, contact Dhasmana
at (252) 536-6397 or