Metso to provide multi-year mill maintenance to Greenpac Mill

Metso to provide multi-year mill maintenance to Greenpac Mill in the
USA 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 --  Metso Corporation's
press release on December 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. local time 
Metso and Norampac have reached an agreement in principle for Metso
to supply
the mill maintenance services for Greenpac Mill in Niagara
Falls, NY, in the
United States. With this mill maintenance agreement
Metso will establish and
manage all maintenance systems and
procedures at the mill. The value of the agreement will not be
disclosed. 
The new linerboard machine at the Greenpac Mill will be supplied by
Metso; the
order was announced in 2011. The machine 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. 
"We are pleased to collaborate with Metso in creating a unique
world-class operation at our Greenpac site. 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-Andre Depin,
President and Chief Executive Officer 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,
with 4,239 employees. Today, Norampac
operates several containerboard and boxboard mills, corrugated
product plants, folding carton plants and a graphic
center in Canada
and the United States. 
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter
fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life
cycle including new production lines,
rebuilds and services. 
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Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in
the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and
paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over
50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers
worldwide. Expect results. 
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For further information, please contact: 
Jukka Tiitinen
President, Services business line, Metso
tel. +358 40 740 6178
or +1 404 433 0937 
Kari Lindberg
Area Vice President, Services, North America, Metso
tel. +1 404 394 5923
 
 
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