Fusion Paperboard to replace press section of paperboard line at Sprague, Connecticut

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Fusion Paperboard to replace press section of paperboard line at Sprague, Connecticut

February 13, 2013 - 14:35

VERSAILLES, CT, Feb. 13, 2013 (Press Release) -Fusion Paperboard is pleased to announce it will be enhancing its operations at its Sprague, Connecticut facility through a significant investment in new machinery. Fusion Paperboard has contracted Metso to help in a multi-million dollar improvement initiative to replace the entire Press Section of the paperboard machine at the Sprague mill. This work is scheduled to start during the first week of June 2013 and is expected to be completed within the month.

The Fusion Paperboard sales group will engage the market to ensure customer expectations are being met during this period.

Fusion Paperboard's Chief Operating Officer, Ghislain Levesque, status: "Fusion Paperboard is very excited about this investment. This is the most important investment in a single project for the Sprague mill in the last decade. It represents a significant testament and shows Fusion Paperboard's commitment to the future and our pride in supplying our customers with top quality coated recycled boxboard in the future."

Fusion Paperboard operates two facilities: a Connecticut-based paperboard mill, and a Kentucky-based converting plant. The Sprague, Connecticut mill produces InverKote and InverFreez, which are grades of Coated Recycled Boxboard made from 100% Recycled Fiber with a minimum of 60% post-consumer content and are FSC and Rain Forest Alliance Certified. The Converting plant in Hebron, Kentucky produces high quality folding cartons. It is AIB certified and operates two Web Offset Presses and a full Finishing Department.