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Little Rapids Corporation – No. 3 Paper Machine

Little Rapids Corporation - No. 3 Paper Machine View of Former and Dryer during Construction

Boldt was selected to remove Little Rapids Corporation’s No. 3 paper machine and replace it with a new state-of-the-art machine. The project was constructed in multiple phases. An expansion to the existing pulp warehouse was completed during Phase 1. Phase 2 consisted of constructing a new pulper pit and installing two new pulpers. Phase 3 involved the expansion of two high bays to accommodate the new higher-capacity equipment and larger paper rolls.

To prepare for installation of the new equipment and work shutdown, a 20T capacity crane was installed to help expedite the removal of the existing bridge cranes, support beams and trusses. Old equipment was then removed and demolished.


Little Rapids Corporation

Shawano, Wisconsin

Baisch Engineering / Jacobs Engineering

Boldt Role
  • Preconstruction
  • Boldt Technical Services
Project Type
Paper Machine Rebuild

Pulp and Paper
Industrial and Specialty Manufacturing

Project Highlights

  • Plant went back online five days ahead of schedule from dismantling the old equipment and erecting and starting up the new machine.
  • As a result of the paper machine rebuild, Little Rapids Corporation will see an increase in capacity of their specialty paper line.