NewPage Corporation Signs On With Ceridian, Anticipates Significant Savings

Minneapolis, December 3, 2009 – Ceridian Corporation, a leading provider of managed human resource, employee benefits administration, tax filing, and payroll outsourcing solutions, announced today that NewPage Corporation will use Ceridian’s payroll, HR, tax filing and other services to support its HR management needs.

“Ceridian’s attention to detail in their initial response to our RFP demonstrated the team was not only interested, but the best suited to meet our company’s needs,” explained Glenn Grill, director, NewPage Compensation and Benefits. “At every stage of the process Ceridian brought the right resources to the project, explaining what they would do and how and when they would do it. From implementation to customer support, Ceridian clearly demonstrated its expertise.”

NewPage is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America with approximately 7,800 salaried, hourly and hourly union employees located in multiple states and Canada. NewPage’s size and geographic diversity make it a challenging HR environment to manage, but one especially well suited to Ceridian’s expertise. In early 2008 Ceridian released the industry’s first HR/payroll management solution that managed payroll and related HR services for both Canada and the U.S.

The NewPage team was especially careful and deliberate throughout the RFP process. They were familiar with the kind of HR and payroll management solution they required and because they were a second generation HR and payroll outsourcing buyer, they knew what kinds of solutions to look for and questions to ask.

“From the very beginning we appreciated the opportunity to work with the NewPage team,” commented Keith Strodtman, executive vice president and general manager, Ceridian HRO and Multinational Solutions. “We were especially impressed with their knowledge, openness and willingness to share information and discuss ways to provide the best HR and payroll solutions to their employees.”

For their part, the NewPage team was not only looking for HR and payroll solutions that worked, but a team with whom they could partner to produce best practices and most importantly provide NewPage employees with an excellent experience. The open, frank discussions during the RFP process set the stage for real chemistry between the two teams.

“We know we will make a positive change to NewPage’s HR and payroll management system,” concludes Strodtman. “They are a great team of people and we look forward to creating a great HR and payroll solution with them.”

NewPage will utilize Ceridian’s U.S. and Canada payroll, HR and Self-Service solutions, tax filing, Ceridian Direct Deposit and related payment solutions.

About NewPage Corporation
Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, NewPage Corporation is the largest coated paper manufacturer in North America. The company’s product portfolio is the broadest in North America and includes coated freesheet, coated groundwood, supercalendered, newsprint and specialty papers. These papers are used for corporate collateral, commercial printing, magazines, catalogs, books, coupons, inserts, newspapers, packaging applications and direct mail advertising. NewPage owns several paper mills in the U.S. and Canada. For more information visit

About Ceridian
Ceridian is a global business services organization that offers a comprehensive range of innovative solutions. From human resources and benefits to accredited employee assistance, work-life and health and productivity services, Ceridian helps organizations maximize their human, financial and technology resources. As a leader in payroll outsourcing, gift cards and controlled spending, Ceridian is also a driving force in payment innovation. Whether partnering to improve employee productivity, save money or minimize financial risks, Ceridian’s business is to help organizations stay focused on their business. For more information about Ceridian’s comprehensive array of human resource solutions, visit or call 800-729-7655.