In 1994 Jim Hammer, President & CEO of Hammer Packaging, recognized the need for a paper converting operation that would sheet and warehouse paper for Hammer and, at the same time, develop an independent regional customer base of its own. The belief that a sheeting operation would give Hammer Packaging more control over quality, service, delivery and cost was the catalyst for starting J. MacKenzie, Ltd. in Rochester, NY.
Today, Hammer has become a small part of J. MacKenzie's success since the company's launch. The strength of the company lies in its ability to deliver a variety of precisely cut stocks including coated, uncoated, metallized, and paperboard in 24 - 48 hours. The paper converting operation occupies 57,000 sq. ft of production space utilizing three fully computerized sheeters for squareness and accuracy, three guillotine cutters and two paper counters. In addition, the three sheeters offer a dynamic scheduling philosophy allowing for flexibility to cut a varied product mix in a short time.
Commitment to Quality
J. MacKenzie, Ltd. consistently sources only the highest quality paper worldwide, and has identified five critical attributes in order to produce accurate sheets: cut size, dust, label accuracy, squareness and count. Other quality control measures include inspections at 500 to 1000 sheet intervals to check for +/- .015" squareness and +/- .030" cut-off, regular replacement of knives on the sheeters, and barcoding equipment that tracks TAPPI numbers for constant inventory control.
J. MacKenzie earned ISO 9001:2000 registration in August 2003