Conyers, Georgia based Pratt Industries recently celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A total of 215 employees work at the plant. 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joined Anthony Pratt, Pratt’s Executive Chairman, for a tour of the plant. Pratt bills itself as a prominent paper recycler, and the only major paper container board company whose products are 100 percent recycled.

“This $150 million state-of-the-art box factory is our company’s most recent investment in America and we’re proud to have created another 215 full-time, high-paying, green-collar manufacturing jobs right here in Pennsylvania,” Pratt said, shortly before officially dedicating the new plant with Wolf.

The facility is Pratt’s fourth in Pennsylvania, joining others in Reading, Macungie and East Greenville.

Pratt highlighted the company’s focus on recycling, noting that the prevention of paper products from decaying in landfills will ultimately help achieve the federal government’s new methane reduction targets. The company operates an extensive recycling division to supply five state-of-the-art paper mills with recovered fiber. Those mills then supply its corrugator and sheet plants with 100 percent recycled container board which is used to create custom packaging and display materials for customers which include Dominos Pizza, Amazon and Hello Fresh. 

Governor Wolf praised the firm’s growing commitment to Pennsylvania. “I think we have what you need to do well here, and I would hope that this is just the beginning of more investments in Pennsylvania because we have some great companies here that need the products that you’re selling here,” the governor said.

Founded more than 30 years ago, Pratt is America’s 5th-largest corrugated packaging company and the world’s largest, privately-held producer of 100 percent recycled container board, with more than 7,500 employees in 25 states.

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