Canadian Manufacturing

PaperWorks to invest $11M in Kitchener’s Boehmer Box facility, create 150 jobs

Investment in new lithograph presses to boost production 75 per cent



BALA CYNWYD, Pa.—PaperWorks Industries Inc. has announced it will invest more than $11 million to expand the capabilities of its Boehmer Box folding carton manufacturing facility in Kitchener, Ontario.

PaperWorks, a U.S.-based paperboard packaging supplier, acquired the plant as part of its deal with CanAmPac in July. Boehmer Box manufactures folding cartons for a variety of products including dry and frozen food, beverage, pharmaceutical, household goods, personal care and institutional foodservice.

The company said investment in Boehmer will include new sheet-fed lithographic printing presses and related carton-making equipment. By upgrading the 340,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space the Kitchener facility will be able to increase carton production by almost 75 percent.

“We purchased Boehmer Box because of its demonstrated excellence in operational effectiveness, customer service and quality,” PaperWorks president and CEO, Kevin Kwilinski, said. “We now want to leverage that strong foundation to build a best-in-class site. The goal is to deliver even better quality and service to our growing folding carton customer base—from concept to carton commercialization.”

Kwilinski added that the investment will build on Boehmer’s current design and production capabilities for high-quality, offset litho-printed folding cartons.

“We have some of the most talented and experienced people in the industry who understand the value of outstanding customer service and quality. This investment will enable them to deliver greater value to even more customers,” Terry MacLeod, president of PaperWorks Canada, added.

PaperWorks is also planning to add 150 employees across all areas of pre-press and production at the Kitchener facility over the next year.

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