Folding Carton

Installs new Koenig & Bauer Rapida press and Koenig & Bauer-Iberica diecutters at New York facility

PaperWorks, a leading North American integrated full-service packaging provider, held a special ribbon-cutting event to mark the official start of its latest capital equipment investments: a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 57-inch seven-color press along with two new Koenig & Bauer-Iberica 144K diecutters at its Baldwinsville, New York facility. The Baldwinsville location produces packaging solutions for some of the leaders in consumer products and employs approximately 240 full-time team members. 

“We are excited to begin production on our Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145 press,” said C. Anderson “Andy” Bolton, President and Chief Executive Officer of PaperWorks. “Our customers expect the most consistent and high quality printing as well as unique enhancements that enable their products to stand out on the shelf and the new technology on the Koenig & Bauer press delivers on those needs. With this installation, we will be gaining large format offset print technology in Baldwinsville as well as newer machines with greater converting speeds. We chose Koenig & Bauer as our trusted partner due to their competence in folding cartons, superior training, and their ability to partner and consult with our entire organization.” 

Baldwinsville is PaperWorks’ fifth plant focused on offset printing technology as well as one of two plants in its system to offer both flexo and offset printing. The new press and diecutters will be key additions to the company’s competitive advantage of agility, transparency and a collaborative approach when working with its customers.  

The firm takes great pride in its dedicated Packaging Development (PacDev) team and detailed training seminars that guide customers through all aspects of project development, design and production. The PacDev group is a dedicated team of design and technical professionals who provide a comprehensive range of development services and create solutions. The carton technology training is a dynamic classroom-style program where attendees learn everything from the very basics of paperboard and paper making, to the art of packaging development, design innovation, folding cartons, converting and finishing.   

Left to right: Zack Hall, Vice President Packaging Operations; Tony Foti, Director, Project Management; Shelby Jacobsen, Southside Production Manager; Don Gray, Director of Engineering; Jason Barber, Litho Process Engineer; and Bill Lennox, Vice President & General Manager, Northeast Packaging Operations.