Niagara Falls, New York, USA 08 January 2013 -- Metso and Norampac have reached an agreement in principle for Metso to supply the mill maintenance services for the Greenpac mill in Niagara Falls, NY. Metso will establish and manage all maintenance systems and procedures at the mill.
The new linerboard machine at the Greenpac Mill will be supplied by Metso; it is scheduled to start up in the third quarter of 2013. The agreement includes recruitment of all maintenance personnel prior to start-up. Upon start-up, Metso will assume full responsibility of the mill maintenance operations for the entire production facilities at the Greenpac mill.
“The outsourcing of maintenance is a first of its kind for Norampac and its partners in North America – after visiting a similar world-class site in Europe we were convinced of the benefits, performance and customer satisfaction of Metso maintenance operations, which will further contribute to the project’s success,” commented Marc-André Dépin, president and CEO of Norampac.
The Metso mill maintenance model optimizes the use of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Metso's streamlined reliability centered maintenance (Applied RCM) and condition-based maintenance. The model ensures the highest possible equipment efficiency and cost optimization.
Greenpac Mill LLC is a partnership controlled by Cascades and managed by Norampac. Created in 1997, Norampac, a division of Cascades Canada ULC, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada and the 6th largest in North America.