20 August, 2011
Kruger Products L.P. (KPLP) announced that it will continue to expand its presence in the North American tissue market by implementing new state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment at its Memphis, Tennessee mill (USA). The USD 316 million investment will increase the company’s production capacity by 18 percent, or 60,000 metric tonnes per year of additional products to be distributed for the most part in U.S. markets.
The expansion project is an integral part of KPLP’s long term strategic development plan. “The proximity of our Memphis Mill to growing U.S. markets will further strengthen our competitive position in North America, which will benefit all our establishments in both Canada and the U.S.,” said Mario Gosselin, Chief Operating Officer for Kruger Products L.P.
Since the Kruger Company acquired its tissue mills in 1997, it has made significant investments of over CAN$ 450 million in its four Canadian mills, including CAN$ 230 million to modernize its Crabtree (QC) facility, which allowed Kruger Products to remain a leader in the Canadian market.