GREEN BAY, WI – July 11, 2014 – Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) announced that it is moving forward with a press section replacement for PM1 at its Arkansas Kraft Division in Morrilton Arkansas.
The $30 million project will include a new large nip press in the first press position, followed by a new shoe press in
the second press position. In addition, the project will include significant infrastructure upgrades to the
press section framework and structural supports. These PM1 upgrades will increase production by over
13% and significantly improve efficiency when running lightweight linerboard and medium.
The company is partnering with Voith Paper for equipment supply, and Robins & Morton for engineering
services. The press section replacement is scheduled for completion in July 2015, with an estimated
downtime of 24 days.
Arkansas Kraft is an integrated, two machine, virgin mill, that produces between 420-440 thousand tons
of paper per year. Over the last five years, Green Bay Packaging has made significant investments in the
mill including a new Paperchine base headbox in 2012, an above ground electrical power distribution
system in 2012, and a Voith recycled-fiber-plant in 2011. In addition to the press section replacement,
GBP anticipates installing a new natural gas boiler in 2015.
About Green Bay Packaging Inc.
Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging is a family-owned, vertically integrated company consisting of
corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label
roll stock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green
Bay, Wis., 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 of its
manufacturing facilities in fourteen states. For more information about Green Bay Packaging, visit
At Green Bay Packaging, we are dedicated to the continuous improvement of our products and services. Through employee participation in our process and in partnership with our customers and suppliers we will accomplish our mission.
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