By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
November 20, 2018 – PMP, a Polish-based supplier of tissue, paper and board technology, has opened a new location in North America.
The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 8 at the new PMP Americas, in South Beloit, Illinois. The facility was dedicated to PMP Americas’ late co-founder and chairman of the board Aaron Braaten.
The event coincided with PMP’s fall management meeting and gathered an international delegation from the company’s six global locations as well as Braaten’s closest family and PMP Americas employees. The event was led by PMP Americas’ general manager, Rocky Matuska, who invited Ronna Braaten, a supervisory board member, and Miroslaw Pietraszek, president of PMP Group, to help open the location.
PMP Americas was originally established in 2001 in Machesney Park, Illinois as a part of the PMP Group, not far away from the former headquarters of the well-known Beloit Corporation.
Recent years have brought very active growth and brand recognition in North America through successful execution of a number of capital projects for leading papermaking companies in the USA. A year ago, PMP invested over US$1 million to double the size of its facility in Illinois, increase employment, widen its product portfolio, expand service capability and to grow its locally produced “Build-To-Print” business.
The facility will accommodate both pulp and paper and the Build-to-Print business units.