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Packaging Graphics Installs Folder-Gluer
PAWTUCKET, R.I.—Packaging Graphics, LLC (a division of the Matlet Group) has installed a new Bobst EXPERTFOLD 110 A2 CS folder-gluer. The high-speed, computer set folder-gluer is the most recent addition to the finishing department of its 300,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
"When it comes to equipment and technology, we invest proactively in anticipation of market trends and customer requirements, but we also needed the extra capacity that the EXPERTFOLD has brought to our operation," says Brad Lopez, finishing manager of Packaging Graphics. "Continual improvement of our facilities, equipment, and personnel is a priority for us. It's necessary to allow us to continue to exceed the quality and productivity requirements of our customers, while controlling costs for both Packaging Graphics and our customers."
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