Asset will Significantly Increase Company's Production and Product Quality Capabilities
GREEN BAY, WI – Green Bay Packaging Inc. has selected Voith to supply a full line of equipment for its new paper mill in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The new mill, showcasing cutting edge technology, will be operational in 2021.
"The new Green Bay Mill is a commitment to our customers and employees. The new mill is a statement to our customers and employees that we will continue to be a key player in the industry for many years to come and a Thank You for their support. With this new asset, we will significantly increase our production capacity, while enhancing our quality product that better serves the needs of our customers," said Bryan Hollenbach, Executive Vice President of Green Bay Packaging.
The 300" trim, 100% recycled paper machine with a design speed of over 3,900 FPM will utilize old corrugated containers and mixed waste for the fiber supply to produce linerboard and corrugated medium.
"The innovative technology Voith will be implementing in this new full-line machine is vital for Green Bay Packaging to remain responsive to increasing consumer needs and expectations. We will work closely with Voith to begin training our existing workforce to effectively run this state-of-the-art system. Our goal is to safely execute this project with an industry-leading startup curve." added Matt Szymanski, Vice President of Mill Operations.
Green Bay Packaging Inc. plans to break ground on construction of its new Green Bay Mill by early Fall 2018.
"Partnering with a family-owned company whose North American Headquarters is in Appleton, Wisconsin, Green Bay Packaging is advancing its commitment to positively impacting the local economy and becoming a more sustainable producer. We appreciate Voith's ability to get this advanced paper machine fully operational on a condensed timeline to help meet our customer demands," said Will Kress, President and CEO of Green Bay Packaging.
Full-system partner, Voith Paper, whose North American headquarters is based in Wisconsin, and Voith company MERI Environmental Solutions, will complete the installation of the XcelLine paper machine as well as its corresponding subsystems, including a BlueLine stock preparation system, VariFlex winder, a reject handling system and an effluent treatment plant to name a few.
"For the North American papermaking industry, this contract with Green Bay Packaging is the first of its kind, as Voith Paper North America will serve as the single full line supplier for all of the papermaking components of their new mill. We are honored and truly appreciate Green Bay Packaging's continued trust, long-term partnership and collaboration," said Martin Jauch, President, Business Line Projects, Voith Paper North America. "A project of this magnitude will positively influence the industry, U.S. economy, environment and multiple workforces, including our approximately 300 highly skilled and technology driven Wisconsin employees, who will be working on it for not only the next few years, but many years to come."
About Green Bay Packaging Inc.
Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated company consisting of corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, WI, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on quality, sustainability and continuous improvement throughout all its manufacturing facilities in 14 states. Green Bay Packaging Inc. has nearly 3,600 employees nationwide, including over 1,500 across the State of Wisconsin. To learn more information about Green Bay Packaging's plan to build a new Green Bay Mill, please visit www.gbpfuture.com.
Source: Green Bay Packaging