Board Converting News, March 29, 2021

PCG Invests In Engico To Increase Efficiencies, Reduce Delivery Times Middletown, New York based President Container Group (PCG) has announced the startup of a dual-size Jumbo Flexo Folder Gluer box making machine by Engico, an in- novative Italian manufacturer of corrugated machinery.



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The new machine will allow PCG to increase efficien- cy at its Middletown plant. The benefits of using this new technology includes greater flexibility in size and styles, increased production speeds and improved delivery times to the company’s customers. PCG is one of the largest manufacturers of corrugat- ed containers in North America. Its state-of-the-art facility produces more than two billion square-feet of corrugated products each year. The company has long been a leader in the use of advanced technology, and the Engico dual size machine is the latest example of that. “The Engico FFG is a game-changer,”said PCG Vice President Larry Grossbard. “It has tremendous flexibility and will make us more competitive in the marketplace with improved lead times. The Engico also has the added abili- ty to stitch the carton in line.” ND Paper Starts Program To Build Financial Leaders For Its Company Rumford and Old Town, Maine based ND Paper, the U.S. Division of China based Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, has established a new program to build financial leaders for its company. In an effort to help ensure a stable and growing future, participants in the company’s Finance Leadership Devel- opment Program will begin as plant accountants in one of the company’s two mills in Maine: Rumford or Old Town. As a rotational program, each participant will be given a variety of assignments in plant finance, covering the gam- ut of corporate financial practices and manufacturing op- erations. This will provide a breadth of experience to the participant, equipping them with knowledge of plant-relat- CONTINUED ON PAGE 38


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