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Step-By-Step Guide (CONT’D FROM PAGE 30)


and visitors efficiently through different sections of the facility. • Install adequate lighting fixtures to optimize visibility and safety in all operational areas. • Establish designated areas for quality control checks and inspection stations within the production workflow. Step 9: Training And Handover Provide training for staff on equipment operation, safe- ty procedures, and facility protocols. Ensure a smooth transition from construction to operation. • Develop training programs for employees to operate equipment safely and effectively. • Provide documentation and manuals for equipment op- eration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. • Conduct mock drills and safety training to prepare staff for emergencies. • Ensure that personnel are familiar with facility layout, safety protocols, and emergency exits. • Coordinate with equipment manufacturers to offer on- site training and support. Step 10: Facility Launch Monitor initial operations and address any challenges that arise. Ensure that the facility is fully operational and aligned with your goals. • Conduct final inspections to ensure that all systems are operational and meet regulatory standards. • Gradually transition from testing to full-scale produc- tion, monitoring performance closely. • Address any unforeseen issues that arise during initial operations. • Maintain open lines of communication with contrac- tors, suppliers, and design professionals for ongoing support. • Continuously assess and improve processes to opti- mize facility performance and output. Navigating the complex process of building a corrugat- ed manufacturing facility demands expertise, precision, and a clear roadmap. Whether you embark on this journey independently or enlist the help of a design-builder, the complexities from site selection to facility launch are signif- icant. A design-builder is a single entity that handles both the design and construction phases, streamlines coordina- tion, and ensures a cohesive approach to the project. Each step in this guide, from due diligence in site selection to compliance with regulatory standards, construction man- agement, and equipment installation, is vital to the facility's success. Partnering with experienced professionals who understand the industry's intricacies can significantly mit-


Sauer provides intelligent solutions for scoring, slitting, slit-scoring, and perforating on corrugators and floor slitters; and glue tab cutting, creasing, slotting, trimming and scrap chopping on presses. New, featured offerings include FRX Adjustable Folding Rail System and G3 Scoring System: the latest proven creasing technology on the market.


Interactive website for Stafford Corrugated Products and Stafford Cutting Dies. Featuring online ordering of replace- ment parts. Also, visitors can automatically calculate sheet size for most die-cut standards.


SUN Automation Group is the global leader in providing innovative solutions to the corrugated industry. SUN engi- neers and builds the SUN625 Rotary Die Cutter, provides sales, service and support in North and Central America for Latitude Machinery Corporation, manufacturer of Mini to Jumbo FFG and RDCs. Additionally, SUN is the North Amer- ican, UK and Ireland sales and service provider for Para Machinery’s line of equipment, and is the North American sales provider for Highcon. SUN also powers the corrugat- ed industry’s premier IIoT platform, Helios, and is the OEM source for Langston/Staley equipment parts and service. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, T.I.S.CO. offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. T.I.S.CO. has a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in service and support. With more than 25 years’ experience, T.I.S.CO. installs equipment and machinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. VT GROUP VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph-

ics are preferred. WPR SERVICES

igate challenges and ensure that your facility meets operational requirements and that your project is completed on time and on budget. For more info, visit Nick O’Hare is the Director of Business Development at ARCO/Murray.

WPR Services was established in 2016. What originally start- ed as a technical services company expanded its product offerings to include a machine center learning platform POWtalk™. Our analysis of video, audio, machine metrics, employee ergometrics, and person to person conversation provides a way to identify safety and process inefficiencies.


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