Smurfit-Stone names 2007 Plants of the Year
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has named its 2007
plants of the year. The winners are:
Anchorage - “Our recycling division recovered more than seven million
tons of recyclables in 2007, a company record,” said Patrick J. Moore,
Smurfit-Stone chairman and CEO.
The Anchorage plant’s safety performance has gone seven full years without
a recordable incident as measured by the Occupational Health and Safety
In addition, the Anchorage facility received national recognition for
its partnership with Alaskans for litter prevention and recycling and
its Flying Cans Program, which enables rural communities in Alaska to
send aluminum cans to Anchorage for recycling.
Ontario - Smurfit-MBI is Smurfit-Stone’s Canadian corrugated container
business unit. Smurfit-MBI’s Ontario area comprises facilities in Burlington,
Etobicoke, Guelph, Milton, Toronto, Whitby, as well as a design center
Smurfit-MBI’s Ontario area facilities finished the year with a world-class
safety record, achieving a 0.89 recordable case rate as measured by OSHA.
The facilities made significant progress toward fully implementing the
company’s new area concept with central services including planning,
transportation, and logistics.
Panama City - “Our Panama City mill demonstrated that a properly executed
strategy to improve profitability while controlling production costs
can deliver very positive results,” Moore said. “The mill’s success in
this area has earned it the distinction of being our containerboard mill
division’s plant of the year.”
The mill completed the last five months of the year without a recordable
injury as measured by OSHA.