Tennessee-based International Paper, a producer of environmentally-friendly packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, recently held a grand opening for its $100 million corrugated packaging facility in Atglen, Pa.
“After months of hard work, it is exciting to see construction complete with machines running,” Darrin Hinds, International Paper regional general manager, said. “At Atglen, we are helping to create what’s next by making fiber-based sustainable products our customers value.”
The facility will produce corrugated packaging for beverage, distribution, e-commerce produce, processed food, and shipping customers. It will create more than 100 manufacturing jobs.
“Our corrugated packaging business is an important part of International Paper,” Tom Hamic, International Paper senior vice president and chief commercial officer, said. “This strategic investment will add local jobs and help us better serve our customers.”
The project was a collaborative effort between International Paper and local, county and state community partners.
“We look forward to being part of the local community and the success of the Atglen facility.” plant manager Cameron Rushing said.
International Paper is one of North America’s largest recyclers. It has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Latin America and North Africa, and employs approximately 39,000 people. In 2022, net sales totaled $21.2 billion.