Pratt Industries, a recycled paper and packaging producer based in Conyers, Georgia, has announced the opening of a $200 million state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing corrugated box plant in Park City, Kansas.
The company says it will continue recycling operations at the existing Wichita, Kansas, facility about 10 miles south and use the new 1-million-square-foot plant for manufacturing operations.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly was on hand for the opening, noting the 300 full-time jobs brought on by the box plant—58 of which are considered high-paying, quality jobs—and says, “Pratt’s continued investment in our state shows that when we support workers and businesses, Kansas thrives.”
Kelly continues, “Now, 58 more Kansans will have high-paying jobs and $200 million will be brought into Park City—reinforcing that we all benefit from our growing economy.”
Pratt customers include Proctor & Gamble, the U.S. Postal Service, Unilever, Amazon, Newell Brands, Hostess and Johnson Controls.
“I commend Gov. Kelly for her strong economic leadership which has attracted more than $14 billion of new business investment in Kansas since 2019, including our $200 million investment in Wichita,” Pratt owner Anthony Pratt says. “The box factory will employ 300 Kansans in well-paying, green collar manufacturing jobs at an average wage of almost $100,000 per person, and will allow the company to grow for years to come, supporting our customers, employees and the community.”
Latest from Recycling Today
- Copper Development Association analysis shows copper should be included on US Critical Minerals List
- Recycleye raises $17M in Series A funding
- Invalua introduces technology to establish Scope 3 emissions baselines
- Caterpillar announces 2 new board members
- Vanden Recycling welcomes new managing director for UK and Europe
- Fresh Perspective
- Product Spotlight
- Equipment Report