The new super-plant, which is expected to become operational in 2023, will replace the company’s current 200,000ft² corrugator plant in Fort Worth

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Green Bay Packaging to construct a new corrugator plant in Fort Worth, Texas. (Credit: Green Bay Packaging Inc.)

Vertically integrated manufacturing firm Green Bay Packaging (GBP) has unveiled plans to build a new corrugator plant in Fort Worth, Texas, US.

The company aims to begin construction on the 600,000ft² facility during the first quarter of this year, with plans to begin operations in the second quarter of 2023.

GBP is building the new super-plant to replace its current 200,000ft² corrugator plant in Fort Worth, which was operated for more than 50 years.

The new facility will feature a new 110” Fosber corrugator, high-speed flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters.

GBP Fort Worth division general manager and vice president Rob Schroeder said: “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.”

Over the last year, the company finished the startup and full production of the Green Bay recycled paper mill, as well as the startup of a 550,000ft² box plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

GBP is also engaged in the process of a 370,000ft² expansion of its advanced folding carton operation, in addition to doubling the size of the newly acquired third dimension sheet plant in Geneva Ohio.

The developments are following significant expansions of Green Bay and Minneapolis box plants and the construction of a new sales, marketing and distribution centre in Downers Grove, Illinois.

In addition, the firm will continue to equip new high-speed converting and high-end graphic lines in various plants across the country.

GBP president and CEO Will Kress said: “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.”