Appleton Completes $125-Million Mill Expansion
July 31, 2008 - Appleton said that it will conduct a dedication ceremony to mark the completion of a $125-million expansion of the company's thermal paper production capacity at its mill in West Carrollton, Ohio. The dedication will be held Wednesday, August 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET in the mill's activities room at 1030 Alex-Bell Road in West Carrollton.
Ohio's Third District U.S. Congressman Michael Turner and Appleton's CEO Mark Richards will address the dedication audience and participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony.
While the ceremony is not open to the public, media representatives are welcome, Appleton said.
Mill staff will conduct tours of the new complex following the dedication ceremony. Media representatives may participate, but the use of cameras of any kind will not be allowed during the tours, the company added.
The expansion program will add 35 new jobs to the mill's 400-person workforce.
Capital investments include the installation of a state-of-the-art coater to produce thermal paper and construction of related facilities as well as enhancements to the mill's No. 92 paper machine.
With the completed expansion, the West Carrollton mill is the only U.S. manufacturing facility that both produces thermal base stock and coats it to make thermal paper, Appleton noted.