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MeadWestvaco Celebrates Opening of Packaging Operation in China

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

October 24, 2007 -- RICHMOND, Va. -- MeadWestvaco Corporation today announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art consumer packaging facility in Wuxi, People's Republic of China. The Wuxi facility serves customers in the health, beauty, and food and beverage industries located throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and MeadWestvaco plans to serve the growing Eastern European and Middle Eastern markets from this facility.
The capabilities of the Wuxi facility include MeadWestvaco Calmar pump and spray molding and assembly, and advanced technology offset printing. This facility will deliver high-quality packaging with consistency in graphics and structural design, giving consumer product companies confidence and control over their brands throughout the global marketplace.
"China continues to be an important growth market for higher quality consumer packaging and packaging solutions," said Dr. Ben Ward, managing director, China, MeadWestvaco. "By bringing our capabilities, market insight and commitment to sustainable business practices to Wuxi, we support our customers growth in the Asia-Pacific region, and contribute to the prosperity of the manufacturing economy in China."
The company celebrated the grand opening on October 18 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, plant tour and reception for distinguished local government officials and MeadWestvaco customers. The impressive 236,000 square foot operation will employ approximately 450 people by the end of 2007.




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