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Twin Rivers Paper Company Limited announced today that it will acquire the paper manufacturing assets of the Burrows Paper Corporation, headquartered in New York. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Twin Rivers is a nimble, high quality, integrated forest products company and we are very pleased to acquire Burrows’ paper assets and welcome its skilled associates,” said Twin Rivers Chief Executive Officer Bob Snyder. “Twin Rivers is the market leader today in the lightweight packaging, publishing and label markets and this transaction strategically builds upon that foundation. It is fully consistent with our business’ focus, short and long-term.”
“This transaction is a ‘win’ for our business, the customers we serve and the communities, both current and future, that we are privileged to call home,” said Ken Winterhalter, President of Twin Rivers. “The experienced team joining Twin Rivers shares the commitment to quality, innovation and service excellence that has been our trademark at Twin Rivers.”
The transaction is expected to close during the 4th quarter of 2016. It will expand Twin Rivers’ geographic footprint and product offerings while strengthening its ability to serve a wide array of customers in the lightweight publishing, packaging, label and other technical specialty sectors. Four specialty paper machines, located at Burrows’ facilities in New York and Mississippi, will be added to Twin Rivers as a result of the acquisition.