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Expera honored with 2017 NEW North Workplace Excellence Award

Expera Specialty Solutions, North America’s largest specialty paper manufacturer headquartered in Wisconsin, has received the 2017 New North Workplace Excellence Award presented by New North (an economic development agency covering 18 Northeast Wisconsin counties) and Right Management, Inc. (a leading global career and talent strategy firm).

Expera received the award at a ceremony on Thursday, December 7.

The award recognizes Northeast Wisconsin’s top organizations with exemplary people practices that lead to successful business results.

Businesses are measured on employee engagement, business outcomes, and overall success.

“We are extremely humbled and grateful to receive such recognition,” explained Russ Wanke, President and CEO of Expera Specialty Solutions. “Since bringing the Mosinee, Rhinelander, Thilmany and Nicolet mills together under one company in 2013, we’ve worked hard on making Expera a place where team members enjoy coming to work each day, can develop their knowledge and skills, and in doing so help the entire team succeed.

“We continue to evolve our employee development and strategic planning to cultivate one of the strongest teams in both the paper industry and the NEW North region.”

Expera Specialty Solutions is the leading North American manufacturer of specialty paper products for use in the tape, pressure-sensitive release liner, industrial and food packaging segments. 

Expera Specialty Solutions’ manufacturing platform includes machines at four Wisconsin mills located in Kaukauna, Mosinee, Rhinelander and De Pere. For more information, visit