As part of its ongoing growth initiatives, in the Spring of 2018, Case Paper will complete the installation of another MarquipWardUnited sheeter at its Philadelphia, PA plant. The new sheeter will increase the plant’s sheeting capacity to 92,000 tons a year.
The seventh sheeter to be installed at the Philadelphia plant and the eleventh sheeter purchased over the past decade, Case Paper’s latest acquisition utilizes industry-leading knife technology. Moreover, a three-pocket slitting system and series of pulsed air jets improve reliability at higher running speeds, and side and lateral jogging mechanisms allow operators to stack the sheets more efficiently.
“Combined with a skilled workforce and a solutions-based management team, this new sheeter will improve our ability to quickly and efficiently deliver paper and board to our customers,” said Robin Schaffer, President and CEO of Case Paper.
As the paper and board markets continue to contract, the investment in state-of-the-art technologies has positioned Case Paper as one of the only distributors that can convert and deliver skids or rolls anywhere in the U.S., usually within 48 hours or less. Their previous equipment installation in mid-2017 at the Chicago, IL plant, increased capacity at that site by 30%.