Montebello Container improves efficiencies

Crown Paper Group, Inc. has announced executive promotions, capital investments, and performance improvements at Montebello Container Corp., the Southern California based corrugated sheet producer it acquired in September 2015.

Crown Chief Executive Officer Steve Klinger said, “When Crown acquired Montebello in 2015, we were energized to work with their team. They had built a fine business over five decades. We were confident that they could leverage Crown’s experience in building excellent packaging businesses, and our access to capital, to execute upgrades and improve performance.”

Anthony Salcido has been promoted to Chairman of Montebello, and Larry Vas has been promoted to President of Montebello. “Under their leadership, Montebello integrated seamlessly with our Port Townsend Paper mill to ensure product continuity; continued providing quality, timeliness and responsiveness that customers demand; improved productivity and executed successful upgrades,” Klinger continued.

In 2016, Montebello increased production more than 20 percent and implemented an Operational Excellence program. The La Mirada, California, sheet feeder facility installed an automated dry end from Fosber, a conveyor from C&M, and unitizers from Signode; and implemented a maintenance expenditure program that significantly improved the wet end, starch system, and shipping area. The Pico Rivera, California, sheet feeder facility improved safety, quality, and waste; and the Santa Fe Springs, California, sheet plant improved safety and waste.

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