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KapStone to open new corrugated manufacturing facility in US

North American kraft paper products producer KapStone Paper and Packaging has announced plans to open a new corrugated manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois, US, which will also include a design lab and a technical center.

The company expects to invest about $8m to $10m in the first phase, to begin production at the new 192,000ft² facility in March 2013.

With the opening of the facility in Aurora, the company is set to improve its sales coverage in the Midwest, specifically in Chicago and surrounding areas.

KapStone president Matt Kaplan said the company is optimistic that it will deliver a good level of service and quality of corrugated products and will continue to grow its operations.

"We are excited to establish a corrugated manufacturing facility in the Chicago area, our home territory," Kaplan said.

KapStone, the parent company of KapStone Kraft Paper produces unbleached kraft paper products, linerboard and shipping containers.