SP Newsprint sets another world record

Published Aug 6, 2003 11.00.00 +2 GMT

Dublin, Georgia, USA. The smiles were everywhere as Metso Paper presented the award to SP Newsprint, Dublin, Georgia, for setting a new world-record for the most productive newsprint machine in 2002.

The new record, 1069.1 kg/cm/day was a “significant accomplishment” according to J-P Beaudoin, Metso Paper’s VP, Paper Machine Lines, North America, who presented the wooden plaque to Jack Carter, Mill Manager, SP Newsprint, during ceremonies at the mill on June 19, 2003.

Said J-P, “In the North American market where shutdowns and cutbacks are everyday facts, setting a world’s production record is truly impressive. We congratulate the management for their vision and courage to set their goals so high. And also commend the workforce who turned those challenging objectives into reality.”

Mr. Carter accepted the award on behalf of the employees of SP Newsprint who he thanked for achieving the fantastic results.

Metso Paper congratulates SP Newsprint on this achievement and is proud to be involved with this successful team.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. The Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp and paper industries. Metso's other core businesses are divided between Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology). In 2002, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.7 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 28,500. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Glenn Ostle, Metso Paper, +1 (770) 263-1599