Green Bay Packaging Inc. reported recently that its new paper mill in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is operating, about 30 months after breaking ground on the $500 million project.
“These are exciting times at Green Bay Packaging as we ramp up production on our new paper machine,” said Will Kress, company chairman and CEO. “This is the single biggest project in our company’s history, and it certainly would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our internal people and our many partners and suppliers working together to turn this dream into reality.”
The construction and startup of the new mill will preserve more than 1,100 Green Bay Packaging jobs across Brown County and over 1,500 jobs in Wisconsin, the company says, while also boosting the regional supply chain.
Established in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated manufacturing company consisting of corrugated shipping container plants, a folding carton facility, recycled and virgin containerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label roll-stock plants, timberlands, a paper slitting operation, specialty converting operations, and a sawmill facility.