Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) announced that it will begin construction of a new 550,000 sq. ft. corrugator plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Construction on the site is set to begin on September 1 and the start-up of the operation is scheduled for October 2021.
The new “super-plant” will be replacing GBP’s current 180,000 sq. ft. corrugator plant in Tulsa. GBP has operated a plant in Tulsa for over 50 years. The new plant will be equipped with a new 110″ 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 Oklahoma,” said Will Kress, President, and CEO of GBP. “The Tulsa 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 Tulsa.”
The Tulsa announcement is another step in the continued growth and expansion of GBP. Over the last 24 months, the company completed substantial expansions of its Green Bay Shipping Container and Minneapolis Shipping Container plants. GBP noted that it has installed a new 110″ BHS corrugator in Green Bay and installed new high speed and high graphic lines in multiple plants across the country.
In addition, the company also built and started up a new 175,000 sq. ft. sales, marketing, and distribution center in Downers Grove, Illinois, earlier this year, and also secured a minority ownership position of the leading digital printing company, Company Box.
“We believe in this industry and our employees and customers”, said Bryan Hollenbach, Executive Vice President of GBP. “Our new paper mill is tracking right on time with a projected startup in the first quarter of 2021. The new Tulsa operation is a significant investment in our personnel and the future of this business.”
Founded in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a privately owned, vertically integrated company consisting of corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. For further information, visit gbp.com
SOURCE: Green Bay Packaging Inc.