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have any of you ever worked a large paper mill

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigheadhunt, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. bigheadhunt

    bigheadhunt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    i may have the opp. to bid a papermill in my area, any advice would be helpfull
  2. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,012

    Does this have anything to do with lawn maintenance?

    This thread might belong in the Off Topic area.
  3. bigheadhunt

    bigheadhunt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    sorry,should have been more specific. my questions are concerning more of do i need to worry about making all the employees happy, every car with a broken window blame it on the lco.
  4. Throgmorton

    Throgmorton LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    I have a contract with a local papermill. It is a national company. I only do their landscape maintenance. It's my biggest maintenance account. We have to carry a 2M Liability policy, watch annual safety videos and take quarterly drug test on all employees. We have to provide them with labels for all our chemicals and herbicides we use. They pay us well.
  5. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 604

    does it matter that its a papermill? my other large commercial properties pay well, and are just as important as any other to me. if you don't break any windows you should be in good shape.

    if they do pay better, let me know, i'll call my local mill tomorrow!
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,931

    be prepared to hold your nose...papermills STINK!! Literally...that has got to be one of the most God awful stenches I have ever come across.
  7. Budget

    Budget LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 368

    That's what i was going to say too...:laugh:

    At my facility you have to do as Throgmorton said, safety videos, safety glasses, and drug test for any of the employee's that service the property.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    i always wondered how you got that sickening smell out of your clothes...those paper mills reak to high heaven.

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