Outside of the WMU Pilot Plant with a beautiful night sky

WMU Paper Pilot Plant

Paper, Recycling and Coating


WMU Paper Pilot Plant has partnered with TAPPI to provide the following courses. 

Mark your calendars for Aug. 13–15 >  Find out more


Recycling, Paper, Coating

The WMU Paper Pilot Plant provides workforce and facility solutions for research, product development, and education. We serve Western Michigan University, the public, and educational communities within the paper, printing, and allied industries. Our public partnerships provide a valued workforce supplement and open access to pilot plant facilities and personnel.

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When wind chills of -50ºF closed the University, the Pilot Plant staff volunteered to continue our experiment. Through sheer dedication and operational excellence, they got the results we needed and made our test an outstanding success. If you're looking for a place to run trials, WMU is as good as it gets!