After printing, the sheets need to be die-cut, and Keystone Paper & Box has three BOBST machines. After die-cutting, there is a windowing machine and several glue lines. The technology isn't the newest, but it does the job, and when I look at the finished products, there is no reason to question anything.
While at Keystone Paper & Box, we also get to talk to Robert Papa, Vice President of Operations. One of the main challenges for Keystone Paper & Box is, like with so many other companies, labor. With an ambitious plan for doubling the revenue over the following years, labor is a challenge. However, Robert Papa explains that Keystone Paper & Box addresses the issue by ensuring all employees can work with presses, die-cutters, and gluers, enabling flexibility beyond the normal. The employees are also called for group meetings when needed, so planning extended work hours fit the required deliveries.
Robert Papa and James Rutt are involved with the operation in a way that makes the family-feeling genuine. James Rutt even tells us that his grandfather always greeted every employee every morning, and that tradition James Rutt continues.
So with ambitious plans, new investments, and a loyal customer base, Keystone Paper & Box seems confident going forward, and we look forward to showing you our film from Hartford soon on INKISH.TV.