Canada-based Master Packaging installs KBA Rapida 142 56-inch seven-color press, says new equipment allows corrugated packaging company to open new markets, do shorter runs

LEXINGTON, Kentucky , June 15, 2010 (press release) – KBA North America, a global press manufacturer based in Dallas, Texas, announces that Master Packaging, eastern Canada's largest full-service packaging company, installed a new KBA Rapida 142 56-inch seven-color press. The press was delivered and installed in May 2009. The Rapida 142 was sold in cooperation with KBR Graphics Ltd., the central and eastern Canadian distributor for KBA North America.

"Our new Rapida press will allow our company to open up new markets with its new automated technology so we can do shorter runs," says Mary Jean Irving, president and CEO of Master Packaging, commenting on the new KBA press. The new KBA Rapida 142 press features seven printing units, a coater, automatic plate changing and automatic nonstop facility at the feeder

"Our employees' commitment to superior quality products and service has enabled Master Packaging to become an internationally award-winning leader, serving some of North America's most familiar brand names," she says.

Master Packaging has its roots in Borden, PEI and also operates a second plant in Dieppe, N.B., which produces corrugated boxes. The company's dedicated team of over 346 employees in Borden and Charlottetown, PEI as well as Dieppe, NB proudly service the packaging requirements of valued customers located in throughout the Atlantic Provinces, the U.S. Northeast and Central Canadian marketplaces. Master Packaging has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, most notably gold (first place) honors from the Flexographic Technology Association (FTA) of North America for "Technical Achievement Exemplifying the Finest Capabilities of Flexographic Printing."

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