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Smurfit-MBI expands


July 15, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Smurfit-MBI expands its production capacity through the addition of a new high performance corrugated container pla…

Smurfit-MBI expands its production capacity through the addition of a new high performance corrugated container plant in Milton, ON.
The new greenfield facility will cost an estimated $60 million to build. Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2003. The plant should be fully operational by the third quarter of 2004.
Smurfit-MBI will initially employ approximately 100 workers at this new 255,000 square foot facility. The plant will be equipped with a new BHS corrugator. Not only will this state-of-the-art piece of equipment provide increased scheduling flexibility and consistent high quality board but it will also be capable of rapidly producing several types of fluting with very short cycle times. This highly automated plant will be able to produce an estimated 2 billion square feet of converted boxes annually.

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