Strand stands out in paper industry

He is a 1975 Camas High School graduate

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A Camas native has been honored with an award for his contributions to the pulp and paper industry.

Bill Strand, a graduate of Camas High School in 1975 and the University of Idaho in 1989 with a PhD in chemical engineering, earned the 2011 Arne Asplund Award.

The recognition is bestowed on an individual for outstanding achievement in the research and development of mechanical pulping technology.

Along with fellow 2011 award winner Marc Sabourin, Strand is the first American winner of the award since its inception in 1985. The award will be officially presented in June during the International Mechanical Pulping Conference in Xian, China.

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