Norkol Converting Corporation, one of the largest family-owned paper and packaging providers in the country, announced Monday it would be moving from Northlake, Ill., to a new facility in Montgomery, Ill.
Officials said the move would enable the company to expand its operations and provide customers with better service. The new location features 330,000 square feet of warehouse space that will allow for storage capacity of 40,000 tons of paper, company officials said.
“This move sets the foundation for us to continue our growth and expansion into new manufacturing and distribution opportunities,” Mallory Kolinski, the company’s chief strategy officer, said. “We have four members of the third generation working in the business now and we have every intention of passing the torch to the fourth generation when they are ready.”
The company said the move will happen progressively starting in the Spring of 2024. Using its five sheeters and 3 rewinders, the company will provide over 120,000 tons of sheeting and 90,000 tons of rewinding slitting.
“Over the past several years, we have transformed our business model to better serve paper and packaging mills in reaching their Midwest customers. We currently operate as a third-party converter, warehousing and logistics provider and distributor for six mills in North America, Asia and Europe,” Norkol CEO Martin Kolinski said. “In our new location, we will continue to expand our service model for these partners as we bring on new equipment and increase our overall capacity.”
The company said it will continue to pursue its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification to continue to serve food grade customers in a secure environment.