Board Converting News, February 15, 2021

Fosber: ‘Quantum’ Leap (CONT’D FROM PAGE 14)

in ‘green’ production, from the lightest singleface through to heavy doublewall board.” The machine is manufactured at Quantum Corrugat- ed’s Milan, Italy, facility, three hours from Fosber Group’s

are helping customers make stronger board thanks to a reduction in mechanical and thermal stress on the papers,

meaning they can reduce basis weights for their end-user customers. Lighter weight papers, lower starch consump- tion and less energy requirement all result in the ultimate

world headquarters in Lucca, Italy. U.S. Expansion In conjunction with the introduction of the new Quan-

tum line, Fosber America recently completed a 40,000-square-foot expansion of its head- quarters in Green Bay. This included exterior renovations, the addition of a new bay on the production floor for the Quantum line and a new training center. “We’re super excited about the training center,” Pallini says. “We built a very elabo- rate center with the latest AV equipment and virtual training capabilities. There was a real focus on people’s safety and comfort in the design. Properly trained people have be- come the limiting factor so you really have to


ASDI offers: • 34 years of experience with separators, cyclones and conveyors • Sequential, Zero-Defect and various types of Scrap Systems • Each system is guaranteed to meet customer specifications • Turnkey Systems-handling all grades of paper and paperboard • In ground and overhead return conveyor systems direct to balers • Replace your undersized or aging cyclone over a two or three-day weekend • Representing a complete line of shredders, wet scrubbers and filters • NFPA compliant systems, ISN Network

invest in the ability to train more people more efficiently and that was the focus behind the office expansion.” The two large training rooms are sepa- rated by a mobile wall that can retract when a larger space is needed. The room can ac- commodate 50-75 people. “We equipped the center with both hands-on and virtual tools. What our customers want is for us to send them back someone who took the time to learn and was tested to make sure of that,” he says. “The center was well thought out.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 The new training center has the latest AV equip- ment and virtual training capabilities.

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