Green Bay, Wisconsin based Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) has announced it will begin construction of a new 600,000-square-foot corrugator plant in Fort Worth, Texas. Construction on the site is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022 and startup operation is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.
The “super-plant” will be replacing GBP’s current 200,000-square-foot corrugator plant in Fort Worth, where the company has operated a plant for more than 50 years. The new plant will be equipped with a new 110-inch Fosber corrugator and 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,” said 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.”
The announcement is another step in the continued growth and expansion of GBP. Over the last 12 months, GBP completed the startup and full production of the Green Bay Recycled Paper Mill, startup of a 550,000-square-foot box plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma; is in the process of a 370,000-square-foot expansion of its state-of-the-art folding carton operation and is doubling the size of the newly acquired Third Dimension sheet plant in Geneva, Ohio. This is coming off significant expansions of their Green Bay and Minneapolis box plants, and the building of a new sales, marketing and distribution center in Downers Grove, Illinois.
“We are committed to this industry, our employees, and customers,” said Bryan Hollenbach, EVP 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.”