The new plant will manufacture corrugated packaging for produce, processed food, beverage, shipping, distribution and e-commerce clients and create over 100 manufacturing jobs in Atglen and the surrounding communities
International Paper, a producer of sustainable packaging products, has inaugurated a $100m corrugated packaging facility in Atglen, Pennsylvania, US.
The new plant will manufacture corrugated packaging for produce, processed food, beverage, shipping, distribution and e-commerce clients.
It will create over 100 manufacturing jobs in Atglen and the surrounding communities.
International Paper senior vice president and chief commercial officer Tom Hamic said: “Our corrugated packaging business is an important part of International Paper. This strategic investment will add local jobs and help us better serve our customers.”
International Paper regional general manager Darrin Hinds said: “After months of hard work, it is exciting to see construction complete with machines running. At Atlgen, we are helping to create what’s next by making fibre-based sustainable products our customers value.”
Atglen was chosen based on its access to skilled personnel, multi-mode transportation abilities and easy distribution access to strategic markets.
The completion of the corrugated packaging plant was part of a collaboration between the company and local, county and state community partners.
International Paper’s plant manager Cameron Rushing said: “Today, we celebrate the hard work and dedication of so many people.
“This was really a team effort and we’re grateful for everyone that contributed to its success including our team at Atglen, colleagues from across International Paper and partners within the community.
“We look forward to being part of the local community and the success of the Atglen facility.”