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Smurfit-Stone Opens New Corrugated Container Plant in California

Oct. 7, 2008 - Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. today successfully opened its new Cerritos facility, one of the most modern corrugated container manufacturing facilities in the industry. The company invested $42 million to transform an existing facility into the state-of-the-art plant, which will employ approximately 123 people.

Smurfit-Stone president and COO Steve Klinger said, "The Cerritos plant represents our vision to build a world-class manufacturing organization, supporting our customers' needs through high-performing, highly accountable people; sophisticated equipment; and standardized, repeatable processes. We are committed to Cerritos and to serving our customers in the Southern California market."

The Cerritos plant is specifically designed to serve Southern California customers that include companies in the beverage, consumer goods, medical, food and produce, garment and distribution businesses. The facility can produce as much as 2.3 billion square feet of corrugated board per year and an average of 350 boxes a minute.

To celebrate the Cerritos plant opening and to highlight its commitment to sustainability, Smurfit-Stone announced the donation of 1,000 seedlings to support urban forestry in California.

SOURCE: Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.




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