Production to begin mid-2017
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
Expera Coated Products, a business unit of Expera Specialty Solutions, has made official its expansion plans at the former Printpack building on Kemp Street in Rhinelander.
“Expera Coated Products will be installing a state-of-the-art coater in this new facility,” explained Jeff Verdoorn, Rhinelander mill manager. “This additional asset will also consume base paper the Rhinelander mill produces. This is an innovative project and we take great pride in it.”
Expera will host a ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 15 to recognize the partnership between Expera Coated Products and Northeast Wisconsin Development Corporation (NEWEDC). Expera has entered into a lease agreement with NEWEDC for financing the expansion which will allow Expera to bring new coater technology to their production process.
“Projects like this would not be possible without effective public and private partnerships, in addition to the overwhelming support we received from our United Steel Workers Union Locals 15 and 1778,” Verdoorn added.
Production on the new coater will begin midyear 2017.
The ceremony will take place at the new Expera Coated Products facility, 114 W. Kemp St., Rhinelander.