First in Wisconsin: Reclaimed Water System in Northeast Wisconsin Launched



Unique Circular Reclaimed Water System Online at Green Bay
Packaging Paper Mill


(Brown County, Wis.) – Brown County, the City of Green Bay, Green Bay Packaging, and NEW
Water are happy to announce that a first-of-its-kind, circular reclaimed water system at the
new Green Bay Paper Mill is online.


“This investment sends a strong message to the community that Green Bay Packaging is
committed to Brown County and protecting our water quality,” says Brown County Executive
Troy Streckenbach.


This unique reclaimed water system is the first in the state of Wisconsin and the country. It
allows the mill to operate with the water it needs without discharging a single drop of
wastewater into the Fox River. Their wastewater is discharged to NEW Water, the brand of
the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, where it is treated and returned back to the
company through an underground piping system.


“Creative solutions like this will be critical to the future of protecting water,” said Tom
Sigmund, Executive Director of NEW Water. “This initiative represents sustainability in
action, and we are proud to be a part of it.”


“In addition to safety, environmental sustainability has always been at the core of Green Bay
Packaging’s values. Our goal is to operate the most environmentally friendly mill in the
United States. Water cleanliness in the Fox River watershed is one of our primary focuses
with our sustainability efforts,” says Green Bay Packaging Vice President – Mill Operations,
Matt Szymanski.


The new Green Bay Packaging recycled paper mill started production in March of this year.
The expanded production capabilities of the new mill are a great economic benefit to
Northeast Wisconsin, while significantly reducing the environmental footprint of the
operation. The new mill operates within a state-of-the-art complex that utilizes methane from
the biological reactor to offset natural gas demand, operates with the most energy efficient
papermaking equipment available, and recycles water with a leading edge reclaimed water
system.


In 2018, Brown County invested $5 million to create the Fox River Papermaking Corridor,
allowing for the retention of hundreds of family-supporting jobs, creating a thousand new
construction jobs, providing environmental benefits to our community, and making highspeed Internet available to papermaking facilities and their subsidiaries in the whole
corridor.


You can watch a brief video at this link: https://youtu.be/Buz8YWsUyFM

Green Bay Packaging New Recycled Paper Mill Begins Production

Project WolfPack represents the largest project in Brown County history.

Green Bay Packaging Inc. is proud to announce that the first reel of paper was produced at its new paper mill in Green Bay, WI on March 11, 2021.  This significant milestone comes two and a half years after breaking ground. This success is the first step to reaching full production capacity.  The $500+ million investment has had a profound, positive impact on Northeast Wisconsin’s economy and the environment. The new mill is in Green Bay at the mouth of the Fox River south of the Leo Frigo Bridge. 

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The National Recycling Coalition Recognizes Green Bay Packaging with Outstanding Business Leadership Award

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) honored their recycling awards recipients at their Virtual 2020 Annual Members Meeting.  The awards were digitally presented to the winners through Zoom. The annual awards program is designed to honor and recognize outstanding individuals, programs, and organizations around the country, both for their achievements, and to serve as a model and a resource for learning for NRC members. 

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. Continues Expansion with the Acquisition of Third Dimension Inc.

GREEN BAY, WI – October 1, 2020 – Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP), announced that it has acquired Third Dimension Inc. The acquisition is effective October 1, 2020.

Third Dimension (TD) Inc was founded in 1991 by Louis DeJesus and Jeanette DeJesus. TD has an excellent reputation in the marketplace for corrugated packaging innovation, molded foam packaging, 4 color digital printing and superior customer service. By putting their customers at the center of all decisions, TD has consistently grown at a rate faster than the industry. TD is headquartered in Geneva, Ohio and has operations in Middlefield, Ohio and services Ohio, Virginia, and Kentucky.

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New “Super Plant” Construction to Begin in Tulsa

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) announced they 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, 2020 and start up operation is scheduled for October 2021. The new “super plant” will be replacing GBP’s current corrugator plant in Tulsa.

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GBP New Recycle Mill Already Cutting Emissions

“We are no longer powered by coal-fired boilers, we are now all on natural gas,” Hollenbach said. “That is a major milestone and it happened on the exact day we planned it.”

Read More: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2019/12/02/green-bay-packagings-new-mill-track-2021-already-cutting-emissions/4330993002/

Green Bay Packaging Inc. Partners with CompanyBox.

GREEN BAY, WI – November 22, 2019 –

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP), announced that it has become a minority owner of CompanyBox. The investment was effective November 22, 2019.
CompanyBox was formed in 2014 by Louie DeJesus and the DeJesus family. They utilize proprietary workflow processes and software to be one of the few companies in the US to have truly mastered the web to print in packaging. CompanyBox is ahead of the curve in their ability to customize, sell and service through the internet. The company is headquartered in Charlotte NC.

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Green Bay Packaging Receives Green Masters Sustainability Designation 9 Consecutive Years

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2019

Green Bay Packaging (GBP) was highlighted in the Green Masters Company Spotlights as one of two companies that achieved success in their ongoing sustainability mission.

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Amazon APASS Services at Green Bay Packaging

Green Bay, WI – April 3, 2019 – Green Bay Packaging (GBP), a leader in innovative packaging solutions, is now an official member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). With this certification GBP will be able to provide packaging design, production supply, and testing services directly to sellers, merchants and manufacturers that adhere to Amazon’s Packaging Certification requirements.

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