Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP), headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has announced it will begin building a new “super” corrugator plant measuring 600,000 square feet in Fort Worth, Texas, to replace the company’s current 200,000-square-foot plant in the city. Construction on the site is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022, and startup is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.
GBP says it has operated a plant in Fort Worth for more than 50 years. The new plant will be equipped with a new 110-inch Fosber corrugator and all new high-speed flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters.
“We are excited to continue to invest in our employees and customers of Fort Worth,” says Will Kress, president and CEO of GBP. “The Fort Worth operation is an important part of GBP, and the leadership and employees of this division are second to none. We believe in investing in our people and our loyal customers, and we are looking forward to the next phase in Fort Worth.”
Over the last 12 months, GBP has completed the startup and full production of its recycled paper mill in Green Bay and startup of a 550,000-square-foot box plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company also is in the process of expanding its folding carton operation and is doubling the size of the newly acquired Third Dimension sheet plant in Geneva Ohio. These moves follow significant expansions of the company’s Green Bay and Minneapolis box plants and the building of a new sales, marketing and distribution center in Downers Grove, Illinois. GBP also is installing new high-speed converting and high-end graphic lines in multiple plants across the country.
“We are committed to this industry, our employees and customers,” says Bryan Hollenbach, executive vice president of GBP. “We continue to invest at a high level and work hard to make GBP a great place to work and build a career. It is a fun time to be working for GBP.”
“We are fortunate to partner with customers that value the quality and service provided by our dedicated team in Fort Worth. This new operation will unite the most modern equipment with our extremely talented employees to deliver a wide range of capabilities with the highest level of quality and service to our customers,” Rob Schroeder, vice president and general manager of GBP’s Fort Worth division, adds.