Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Mill Me

Scott Potucek is responsible for keeping a paper mill in Hutchinson, Kansas running around the clock.

He is also Rachel’s dad.

After weeks of observing what we do — a delicate balance of sitting quietly in front of our computers and bathroom breaks — Scott wanted to show us what he does at the mill.

It all starts with stacks of recycled paper rolls…

…and recycled paper strips…

…and recycled cardboard coils…

…and dog food bags from yester-year.

Add a little water…

Mix it all around…

Let things synergize…

Roll the mixture out on a 4-ton rolling pin…

Intermission: Bring Your Daughter to Work Day

The finished product? 300 tons of clean recycled paper, ready to be transformed into potato chip tubes, dough rolls, paper towel rolls, paper plates and more.

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