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Paul Ansell, 605/336-0975
Copyright © 2000 Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
Smurfit-Stone's Sioux Falls, SD, Corrugated Container
CHICAGO, April 3, 2000 Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation's
The plant received notice of registration from Det Norske Veritas, Inc., following a thorough assessment of its quality system. Registration is effective through January 2003, subject to semi-annual compliance audits.
ISO 9001 certification is recognized for promoting consistency in the control of manufacturing processes and signifies adherence to standards in manufacturing, distribution and services.
Specific sections outlined within the ISO registration process include management responsibility, contract review, design, purchasing, product inspection and testing, equipment calibration and customer satisfaction.
The Sioux Falls corrugated container plant is located at 100 East Benson
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation was formed
on November 18, 1998 as a result of the merger of Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
and Stone Container Corporation. The company is the industry's leading
manufacturer of paper and paperboard-based packaging, including containerboard,
corrugated containers, industrial bags, and claycoated recycled boxboard;
and is the world's largest paper recycler. In addition, Smurfit-Stone
is a leading producer of folding cartons, solid bleached sulfate, paper
tubes and cores, and labels. The company operates about 300 facilities
worldwide and employs approximately 35,000 people.