Green Bay Packaging to Spend $30M for New Equipment at Morrilton Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 10:18 am  

Green Bay Packaging Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin, said Wednesday that it will spend $30 million to upgrade equipment, which it says will increase efficiency and production at its Arkansas Kraft Division plant in Morrilton.

The company said the project includes a new large nip press in the first press position and a new shoe press in the second press position. Green Bay said the replacement will also require "significant infrastructure upgrades to the press section framework and structural supports."

The company is working 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.  

Green Bay has made other investments in the plant over the past five years, including a new above-ground electrical power distribution system in 2012. The company expects to install a new natural gas boiler next year.

 

 

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