Green Bay Packaging Announces Expansion of Germantown Facility

Green Bay Packaging's Germantown facility groundbreaking.
Left to right – Keith Torbeck, Steve Wolfe, Mike Kelly, Will Kress, Bryan Hollenbach, Dave Mally, John Vander Vries

Germantown, WI – July 10, 2024 – Green Bay Packaging (GBP) is thrilled to announce the expansion of its Great Lakes Packaging Division in Germantown, WI. The groundbreaking ceremony occurred on July 9, 2024, at the new location.

The new state-of-the-art facility will be built along the Holy Hill corridor and will boast 270,000 square feet of manufacturing space for increased capabilities and streamlined operations. The facility will feature cutting-edge equipment, including a 6-color plus 1-color inside RDC, a litho laminator, and a specialty folder gluer. These additions will enhance the existing capabilities and improve operational efficiencies to meet our customer’s requirements.

Vice President of Operations Dave Mally commented, “Our new Germantown facility will focus on safe, efficient operation and business growth. It will expand our capabilities and continue to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

The Great Lakes Packaging Division currently employs over 80 people at its existing locations. With the new facility, the company can retain its current workforce and plans to create 20 additional jobs. GBP’s commitment to its employees underscores its role as a vital contributor to the local economy.

The project will be designed and built by Briohn Building Corporation, which recently completed several new industrial and manufacturing buildings in the Germantown area. All of these are part of an effort by the Village to further expand business growth along the Holy Hill corridor.

“We are proud to partner with GBP and bring our experience in the print and packaging industry to design and build this new facility. This is another great expansion for Germantown as it continues to grow its reputation as a great place to work and live. Our team is already hard at work to bring this new building out of the ground, and we’re excited to see GBP move into the space and fulfill its growth objectives in 2025,” said Nelson Williams, Chief Executive Officer for Briohn.

Operations at the new Great Lakes Packaging Division of GBP are expected to begin in the fall of 2025.

About Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated company consisting of corrugated container plants, a folding carton facility, recycled and virgin containerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label roll stock plants, timberlands, a paper slitting operation, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, WI, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to the innovative development of its products and forestry resources, focusing on safety, sustainability, quality, and continuous improvement throughout its over 40 facilities in 16 states. For more information about Green Bay Packaging, Inc., visit

About Briohn Building Corporation

Based in Brookfield, WI., Briohn has been in the design/build construction and real estate development business for 45 years, partnering with clients across Southeastern Wisconsin. With a concentration on industrial and manufacturing projects and an in-house development, design, engineering, and construction team, Briohn brings a depth of expertise unique in the marketplace.