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Senator Kip Bateman Senator Kip Bateman (R-16)
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October 4, 2013
Bateman, Ciattarelli & Simon Visit RockTenn Co. on National Manufacturing Day

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In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, Sen. Kip Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, visited RockTenn Co.’s plant today, in Dayton, NJ.

Pictured from left to right are Patrick Ranson (RockTenn), Assemblywoman Donna Simon, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Senaton Kip Bateman and Paul Durr (RockTenn).

“RockTenn’s impressive plant in Dayton is a great example of the innovation and job opportunities that manufacturers bring to New Jersey,” said Bateman. “I applaud all that RockTenn and New Jersey’s many manufacturers bring to their communities. We need to continue on the path of Republican reform to make this a state where businesses thrive.”

RockTenn, which is headquartered in Georgia, was founded in 1936 and is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of corrugated cardboard and consumer packaging, employing 26,000 people.

“The manufacturing segment has always been a key component in providing goods that are needed to keep our economy moving,” said Ciattarelli. “After touring RockTenn’s facility, it is quite evident they are on the cutting edge of technology that is valued and utilized by many other industries. Their commitment to using sustainable resources and recycling materials is quite impressive and demonstrates their care for the environment. The jobs and services provided by RockTenn is a great testimony to the hard work of everyone who works there and is a great example of the value which the manufacturing community contributes to our economy.”

Products and services delivered by RockTenn include: the production of folding cartons and coated paperboard; corrugated materials designed to protect, ship and store products; and point-of-purchase cardboard merchandising displays used by retailers. RockTenn is one of the world’s largest recyclers, recovering, processing and selling approximately eight million tons annually.

“There are many vital industries which aren’t acknowledged enough that keep America moving,” said Simon. “Sometimes we overlook the behind-the-scenes companies, like RockTenn, whose products and services are used by retailers, shipping companies and distribution facilities. Manufacturing is the backbone of what keeps this country moving and touring a plant like RockTenn gives one an appreciation of the important role they play in our commerce and industry.”

National Manufacturing Day is an annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October.

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