Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions (www.newarkgroup.com), a leader in the collection of secondary fibers and the manufacturing and converting of 100% recycled paperboard in the U.S. and Canada, today announced a plan to strengthen the company's capabilities.
"Newark continues its dedicated focus on quality, sustainability and better ways to service our customers. On the heels of a strong performance last fiscal year, we're making the decision to reinvest in several operations," said Frank Papa, CEO and President of Newark. "We strategically developed a plan to improve the utilization of our people and assets and most importantly, provide quality products and services in areas where our customers reside."
As a better mechanism to service Northeast regional and Central Ohio customers, Newark is going to strengthen its capabilities in Franklin, OH and Milwaukee, WI and consolidate the Northeast facilities.
The Newark Franklin, OH facility currently produces laminated panels, spines, and floor protection products. It will take on a larger footprint as tube and core manufacturing will be added. As well as doubling the Franklin, OH operations, Newark is strengthening operations at its Newark Milwaukee, WI facility. They are increasing converting capabilities in the area of laminated panels for book and loose-leaf customers. The Greenville, PA facility will be consolidated into the Franklin, OH facility.
Newark has several operations in the Northeast. Newark's Chicopee, MA operation will become the primary facility for the NE and will continue producing top quality tubes and cores. The Lawrence, MA facility will be consolidated into the Chicopee operation.
"It makes economic sense and provides a strong platform to support our valued Newark customers," said Papa. "These changes mark another step in Newark's continued vision to move our manufacturing where we can best serve our customers. Both of these moves will enable us to be more efficient and supply quality products to our customers in a quicker timeframe."
The streamlining of operations is expected to be completed this coming fall.
About Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions:
Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions is a leader in integrated manufacturing of 100 percent recycled paperboard and paperboard products in the U.S. and Canada. The Company supplies the raw material used to produce products, making it a self-sustaining, environmentally sound company. Newark serves a diverse market, offering raw materials to finished products. It is committed to providing customers with customized innovative products and superior customer service. Privately held for 100 years, Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions is headquartered in Cranford, NJ, employs more than 1,500 and operates 34 facilities. It is a member of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests.