BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW/ -- PaperWorks Industries, Inc., a leading integrated North American paperboard packaging supplier, will make a strategic investment of more than $11 million CAD ($9 million USD) over the next year to expand the capabilities of its Boehmer Box folding carton manufacturing facility in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The plant was one of the facilities acquired from CanAmPac in July.
The investment in Boehmer will include new sheet-fed lithographic printing presses and related carton-making equipment. Upgrading the 340,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space will enable Boehmer to increase carton production by almost 75 percent.
PaperWorks President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Kwilinski emphasized that the investment will build on Boehmer's current design and production capabilities for high-quality, offset litho-printed folding cartons. The facility manufactures folding cartons for a variety of products including dry and frozen food, beverage, pharmaceutical, household goods, personal care and institutional foodservice.
"We purchased Boehmer Box because of its demonstrated excellence in operational effectiveness, customer service and quality," Kwilinski said. "We now want to leverage that strong foundation to build a best-in-class site. The goal is to deliver even better quality and service to our growing folding carton customer base—from concept to carton commercialization."
Terry MacLeod, president of PaperWorks Canada, pointed out that the investment demonstrates a strong vote of confidence in Boehmer Box employees. "We have some of the most talented and experienced people in the industry who understand the value of outstanding customer service and quality. This investment will enable them to deliver greater value to even more customers."
PaperWorks also is planning on adding 150 employees across all areas of pre-press and production at the Kitchener facility over the next year.
About PaperWorks Industries, Inc.
Founded in 2008, PaperWorks Industries, Inc. (PWI) is a leading, integrated North American full-service packaging provider of recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons. The company is committed to the highest sustainable forestry and procurement standards. Product certifications include the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification. PWI manufactures approximately 400,000 tons of 100% recycled paperboard annually for a variety of end uses. Its 19 North American locations employ approximately 2000 staff members. For more information: www.paperwrks.com.
SOURCE PaperWorks Industries, Inc.