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Appleton Completes USD 125 Million Mill Expansion in Ohio
Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, 30 July 2008 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Appleton will conduct a dedication ceremony 06 August 2008, to mark the completion of a USD 125-million expansion of the company's thermal paper production capacity at its mill in West Carrollton, Ohio.

The expansion program will add 35 new jobs to the mill's 400-person workforce. The capital investments include the installation of a state-of-the-art coater to produce thermal paper, construction of related facilities, and enhancements to the mill's No. 92 paper machine.

Appleton is the largest North American producer of thermal paper and with the completed expansion, the West Carrollton mill is the only U.S. manufacturing facility that both produces thermal base stock and coats it to make thermal paper.

Appleton helped introduce direct thermal technology in the 1960s and continues to be the market leader for thermal media. Appleton's thermal products are routinely used for point-of-sale receipts and coupons; label products for shipping, warehousing, medical, and clean room applications; tags and tickets for airline and baggage applications; event and transportation tickets; and lottery and gaming applications.

Appleton creates product solutions through development and use of coating formulations and applications, encapsulation technology and secure and specialized print services. The company produces carbonless, thermal, security, and performance packaging products. Appleton is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and the United Kingdom; employs approximately 3000 people; and is 100% employee owned. For more information visit http://www.appletonideas.com.

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