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Little Rapids to Invest $40 Million in New Tissue Machine at Shawano Paper Mill

Little Rapids - Tissue Products The tissue machine project at the Shawano Paper Mill will increase the mill's tissue output by about 40 percent, enhance quality and expand the mill's range of capabilities.

April 26, 2016 - Little Rapids Corporation announced that it will invest $40 million to install state-of-the-art tissue making technology at its Shawano Paper Mill in Shawano, Wisconsin.

A new crescent forming tissue machine will replace the existing tissue machine and significantly increase capacity at the mill.

Kirk Ryan, CEO of Little Rapids said the project will increase the mill's tissue output by about 40 percent, enhance quality and expand the mill's range of capabilities for product weight, fiber content, and pastel and deep dye colors.

“This investment demonstrates Little Rapid's commitment to providing high quality solutions for the medical, beauty, personal care and party goods markets,” Ryan said. “This will also enhance the long-term viability of our Shawano Mill and provide stability for employment at this facility.”

Project construction will begin this summer with completion expected in fall 2017.

Little Rapids Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products for the healthcare, beauty, packaging, and specialty paper markets. The family-owned business has facilities in Green Bay and Shawano. To learn more, please visit: www.littlerapids.com.

SOURCE: Little Rapids Corporation