TORONTO, June 26, 2013 (Press Release) -Metro Paper Industries Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully implemented the first phase of it's expansion plan, intended to significantly increase converting capacity by December 2014.
In March 2010, Metro Paper Industries acquired a 285,000 sq. ft. facility on 33 acres (with the ability to expand the facility beyond 600,000 sq. ft.) in Trenton, ON Canada. Since then, MPI has invested heavily in automation and installed 4 high speed production lines supported by State of the Art technology with end of line automation to include robots and highly trained personnel.
The $5.2 Million Dollar investment has resulted in additional manufacturing capacity of 3.0 Million Cases per annum and allows MPI to fully service it's rapidly expanding customer base during this period of overall growth for the Company.
The next phase of expansion will commence in August 2013 and is expected to be completed by December 2014. This phase envisages the re-location of equipment, the purchase and installation of new equipment as well as the upgrading of robotic capability. The Post expansion Metro Paper Inudstries will posess the capacity to produce 8 million cases comprising of a wide range of napkins, towel and tissue products.
Generating Customer Satisfaction has always been the company's primary focus and the new investment will result in a meaningful increase in production capacity as well as result in reduction of lead times for order fulfillment all the while raising the exemplary level of service to which Metro Paper Industries's customers have become accustomed.