The Company Appleton to Host Plaza Dedication and Tree-Lighting Event

Public ceremony to follow Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade

APPLETON, Wis., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the company Appleton will dedicate and present the Plaza in City Park to the City of Appleton on November 20 at approximately 7:45 p.m. immediately following the Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade. The dedication ceremony will include performances by the Appleton Boychoir and The Festive Brass, a tree-lighting and community sing-along. Speakers will include Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna and Representative Steve Kagen.

The company invites the public to attend.

The dedication event will also serve as a collection point for the public to contribute nonperishable food items to the Salvation Army and/or unwrapped holiday gifts for the Toys for Tots campaign.

In June the company presented the city with a $100,000 gift to underwrite the cost of constructing of a circular plaza in City Park to serve as a focal point in the park and a permanent, year-round gathering place for members of the community and visitors. Appleton made the presentation as part its 100th anniversary celebration. The plaza includes a colored brick patterned surface and circular knee-high concrete seatwall. A raised center planter contains a tree suitable for holiday light displays.

“We chose to provide this gift to the city of Appleton to honor our employees and retirees for helping our company and our customers grow and prosper during our first 100 years of operation,” said Mark Richards, chief executive officer. “We also want to recognize the support we have received from the City of Appleton and from the people of the community during that same time.”

“We are proud to have maintained our company headquarters in Appleton throughout our century of operations. Now as an employee-owned company since 2001, we feel our roots here have grown deeper than ever. We hope this plaza will serve as a lasting sign of how proud we are to call Appleton our home.”

About the company Appleton

Charles S. Boyd founded the Appleton Coated Paper Company on May 13, 1907, with the belief that his company could create value by applying coatings to paper to make it more printable. Today, Appleton creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations and applications, encapsulation technology and secure and specialized print services.

The Company produces carbonless, thermal, security and performance packaging products. Appleton is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and the United Kingdom, employs approximately 3,100 people and is 100 percent employee owned. For more information visit

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