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RockTenn sets world production records

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation General Corrugated KBA Group KBA North America KBA Rapida 164 64-inch seven-color plus coater press Koenig & Bauer AG Nicholasville

Nicholasville RockTenn team prints more than nine-million sheets in one month, 375,000 sheets in one day.

Norcross, Ga.—RockTenn’s Nicholasville, Ky., folding carton team set two world records in March 2015.

The team earned the first record by printing more than nine-million sheets in one month, and the second by printing more than 357,000 sheets in one day.

Both records were set on the KBA Rapida 164 64-inch seven-color plus coater press, which was installed in May 2014.

“We salute the Nicholasville team for its outstanding success in setting these world production records,” says RockTenn executive vice-president of merchandising displays and folding carton Craig Gunckel. “These milestones are a testament to our truly engaged workforce, and we’re honored to have them on our team.”


To put the nine-million sheets achievement in perspective, the number of average size sheets printed and laid end-to-end equals the length of more than 142,500 football fields or three cross-county flights from New York to Los Angeles.

“These amazing feats were accomplished with hard work, dedication and the tremendous pride of our skilled, team-motivated members,” says Nicholasville plant general manager Kenny Knipschild. “We were pushed to new limits and learned a lot. It was a win for both our customers and our team.”

RockTenn is one of North America’s leading providers of packaging solutions and manufacturers of containerboard and paperboard.

RockTenn’s 27,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers’ expectations—every time. The company operates locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. Go to for more information.

KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas, and is a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second-largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA’s banner, ‘People & Print,’ reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group’s product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, commercial and newspaper web presses, inkjet systems and presses, flexographic presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, glass and plastic decorating. For more information visit the company’s web site at


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