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Verla Groundwood and Board Mill

The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is an important monument to the early days of the forest industry in Finland. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is located near Kouvola, northeast of Helsinki. The Verla Mill was founded in 1872. After 4 years the wooden mill burned down. The new Verla Mill was also built from wood. After the drying loft was destroyed by fire, in 1892 the Verla Groundwood and Board Mill was replaced by the present red-brick buildings. The main product of the Verla Mill was white pulp board, mainly used for book covers and boxes. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill continued to operate until 1964. The Verla Mill is nowadays a museum. The buildings and machines of the Verla Mill were left intact and are more or less in running order. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is a remarkable well preserved example of a rural board and paper mill in northern Europe. Entry to the Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is only by guided tours. Some prehistoric rock paintings are located near the Verla Mill. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996. World Heritage Art: Verla

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Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is an unique part of the Finnish industrial history. Verla is a small mill dating from the early years of the...

The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is an unique part of the Finnish industrial history. Verla is a small mill dating from the early years of the wood processing industry in Finland. The Verla Mill is a remarkable well preserved example of a rural board and paper mill in northern Europe. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is an unique part of the Finnish industrial history. Verla is a small mill dating from the early years of the...

    The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is an unique part of the Finnish industrial history. Verla is a small mill dating from the early years of the wood processing industry in Finland. The Verla Mill is a remarkable well preserved example of a rural board and paper mill in northern Europe. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  2. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill was founded in 1872. After four years, the wooden mill burned down. The new Verla Mill was also built from...

    The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill was founded in 1872. After four years, the wooden mill burned down. The new Verla Mill was also built from wood. After the drying loft was destroyed by fire in 1892, the wooden buildings of the Verla Groundwood and Board Mill were replaced by the present red-brick buildings.

  3. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: The last remaining part of the first wooden buildings of the Verla Mill. Now, the Verla Groundwood and Board Mill...

    Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: The last remaining part of the first wooden buildings of the Verla Mill. Now, the Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is an industrial monument. The Verla Mill is located in the Kymi Valley in the southeastern part of Finland. Entry to the Verla Groundwood and Board Mill is by guided tours only. The tour last about one hour.

  4. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: A circular saw dating from the beginning of the 20th century. Spruce was the main raw material used for...

    Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: A circular saw dating from the beginning of the 20th century. Spruce was the main raw material used for papermaking. First the logs were cut into blocks with the hand-operated circular saw. The blocks were converted into wood chips for the paper pulp, suitable for paper making. The Verla Mill was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

  5. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: A paper press. The Verla employed about 160 workers, most of them were women, working as machine operators...

    Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: A paper press. The Verla employed about 160 workers, most of them were women, working as machine operators and packers. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill closed down in 1964. All the buildings and equipment of the Verla Mill have remained in their original condition.

  6. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: All the historic machines were preserved. The main product of the Verla Mill was white pulp board, it was...

    Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: All the historic machines were preserved. The main product of the Verla Mill was white pulp board, it was mainly used for book covers and boxes. The pulp board was exported to all over Europe, Russia and the United States. The Vera Mill was among the smallest groundwood and board mills in Finland, but had a good reputation. 

  7. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill continued to operate until 1964. When the last workers reached the retiring age, the machines were switched...

    The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill continued to operate until 1964. When the last workers reached the retiring age, the machines were switched off and the mill was closed. The machines of the Verla Mill were left intact and are more or less in running order. The Verla Groundwood and Board Mill produced about 150,000 tonnes of board throughout its history.

  8. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: The old electrical wiring and electrical insulators. The electric wiring of the Verla Mill dates back to the...

    Verla Groundwood and Board Mill: The old electrical wiring and electrical insulators. The electric wiring of the Verla Mill dates back to the 1920s. Prehistoric rock paintings, estimated to be 7000 years old, are located near the parking area of Verla Mill. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996.