1. Springfield recycler Northstar Pulp & Paper repurposes to meet 21st century demands

    Springfield recycler Northstar Pulp & Paper repurposes to meet 21st century demands

    Thirty years ago, when Lori Goodman Novak was a teenager, she worked in the office for the family business, Northstar Pulp & Paper, answering the phone, weighing trucks on the scale and sorting mail. Nearly two decades later, while Novak was teaching kindergarten, her half-brother, Aaron Goodman, was old enough to work at the plant as a forklift operator, before he launched his college education and a career in commercial banking. After making radical professional moves in recent decades, the two siblings - Novak is 49, and Goodman is 31 - have committed to Northstar. With their father David Goodman, they serve as ...

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