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RockTenn Sets World Production Records with KBA

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Nicholasville team prints more than 9 million sheets in one month, 375,000 sheets in one day

Norcross, Ga. – RockTenn’s Nicholasville, Ky., folding carton team set two world records in March 2015. The team earned the first record by printing more than 9 million sheets in one month, and the second by printing more than 357,000 sheets in one day. Both records were set on the KBA Rapida 164 64-inch seven-color plus coater press, which was installed in May 2014.

“We salute the Nicholasville team for its outstanding success in setting these world production records,” said Craig Gunckel, RockTenn’s executive vice president of merchandising displays and folding carton. “These milestones are a testament to our truly engaged workforce, and we’re honored to have them on our team.”

To put the 9 million sheets achievement in perspective, the number of average size sheets printed and laid end-to-end equals the length of more than 142,500 football fields or three cross-county flights from New York to Los Angeles.

“These amazing feats were accomplished with hard work, dedication and the tremendous pride of our skilled, team-motivated members,” said Kenny Knipschild, general manager of the Nicholasville plant. “We were pushed to new limits and learned a lot. It was a win for both our customers and our team.”

RockTenn is one of North America's leading providers of packaging solutions and manufacturers of containerboard and paperboard. RockTenn's 27,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations – every time. The company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. Go to rocktenn.com for more information.

KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas, and is a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA's banner, 'People & Print,' reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, commercial and newspaper web presses, inkjet systems and presses, flexographic presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, glass and plastic decorating. For more information visit the company's web site at www.kba.com.

 

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