Green Bay Packaging Wins 2019 AF&PA Sustainability Award for Water

Recognized for Water Reduction Achievements at Green Bay Mill

“By maximizing water reuse and recycling, Green Bay Packaging minimized their environmental footprint per ton of paper production, optimized energy savings and benefited their community by being a responsible water steward,” said AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock.

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Green Bay Packaging Receives Green Masters Sustainability Designation 9 Consecutive Years

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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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Green Bay Packaging Expands Operations In Illinois

Downers Grove, IL – October 16, 2018 – Green Bay Packaging (GBP) is set to break ground for the construction of a new 170,000 square foot complex. Downers Grove was chosen as a central location to serve the Chicagoland area and allow for future growth of the business.

With over 85 years of packaging experience, Green Bay Packaging is more excited than ever to add additional capacity to their growing footprint. Executive Vice President, Bryan Hollenbach states, “Green Bay Packaging follows the needs of their customers and we have seen a strong increase in demand in the Chicago area. We are proud to extend our company’s service offerings, and our dedicated team of highly experienced professionals are ready to fulfill this demand.”

“With this expansion, we are strengthening our operations in the Chicago area,” explained Will Kress, President and CEO of Green Bay Packaging. “This allows us to respond more quickly to changes in market demand and supply high quality products to our customers.”

The Chicago Distribution Center’s new plant in Downers Grove, IL will be a modern, state-of-the-art building that will house a high-tech design department as well as expand warehouse capabilities.

“When we began looking for a new home for Green Bay Packaging’s Chicago Division, Downers Grove made a lot of sense because its central location allows us to efficiently service customers across the entire Chicagoland area.” said Kevin Shields, Vice President and General Manager of the Chicago Division.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Green Bay Packaging has chosen Downers Grove in which to build their new 170,000 square foot facility,” said Mayor Martin Tully. “Founded in 1933, Green Bay Packaging is a company with a proud heritage that we warmly welcome and are honored to have join our community.”

About Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated company consisting of corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on quality, sustainability and continuous improvement throughout all of its manufacturing facilities in 14 states. For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit gbp.com

Green Bay Packaging Inc. Breaks Ground on New Green Bay Mill

GREEN BAY, WI – Just two months after announcing plans to replace its 71-year-old Green Bay Paper Mill, leaders from Green Bay Packaging Inc. formally broke ground on constructing the first new paper mill in Wisconsin in more than 30 years.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, city of Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach joined the company to mark the beginning of the largest business development project in the history of Brown County, Wis.

“We are proud to officially begin construction of our new, state-of-the-art paper mill in the city where our company was founded over 85 years ago,” said Will Kress, Green Bay Packaging president and CEO, in a statement. “This new facility is the result of the continued hard work and success of our dedicated employees and loyal customers.”

The $500-plus million investment will have a profound impact on Northeast Wisconsin’s economy and the environment. “The new Green Bay Mill will preserve more than 1,100 Green Bay Packaging jobs across Brown County, position the company to grow its local workforce, significantly increase our production and product quality capabilities, and benefit the entire regional supply chain, all while operating as one of the most environmentally sustainable paper mills in the world,” said Matt Szymanski, vice president of mill operations, in a statement.

Green Bay Packaging stated it is also partnering with local companies to design and construct the facility and install its equipment.

Neenah-based Miron Construction has been selected as the general contractor to construct the new mill. The design and construction of the mill will create 1,000 additional construction jobs and require approximately 1.5 million labor hours, the company noted. Green Bay Packaging has also contracted with Voith, whose North American headquarters is in Appleton, Wis., to install a new paper machine showcasing cutting-edge technology and to serve as the single full line supplier for all corresponding papermaking equipment.

“The deep and talented workforce that Northeast Wisconsin offers across the skilled trades made it an easy decision to partner with local companies to construct this historic project,” said Bryan Hollenbach, executive vice president of Green Bay Packaging, in a statement. “Our goal throughout this process was to make the best decision for not only Green Bay Packaging but for Brown County and the entire State of Wisconsin. We wanted to make it clear that Green Bay Packaging is here to stay.”

The new Green Bay Mill is expected to be fully operational in spring 2021. The current mill will continue to operate at full capacity throughout the entire construction process, according to the company.

About Green Bay Packaging Inc.

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated company consisting of corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on quality, sustainability and continuous improvement throughout all of its manufacturing facilities in 14 states. For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit gbp.com

Green Bay Packaging Inc. Selects Voith as Full Process Line Supplier for New Green Bay Paper Mill

Asset will Significantly Increase Company’s Production and Product Quality Capabilities

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Plan to Construct New State-of-the-Art Paper Mill


GREEN BAY, WI – June 12, 2018 – Green Bay Packaging Inc. confirmed plans to replace its 71-year-old Green Bay Paper Mill with a new, state-of-the-art facility.

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. Continues Expansion with the Acquisition of Grand Traverse Container, Inc.

GREEN BAY, WI – August 1, 2018 – Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP), announced that it has acquired Grand Traverse Container, Inc (GTC).

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. Announces Acquisition of Wisconsin Packaging Corp.

GREEN BAY, WI – May 31, 2018 – Green Bay Packaging Inc. announced the acquisition of Wisconsin Packaging
Corp., a corrugated sheet plant in Fort Atkinson, WI.

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GBP Wins Manufacturing Awards of Distinction

Green Bay, Wis.- (Feb. 1, 2018) – Green Bay Packaging accepted this year’s 2017 Manufacturing Awards
of Distinction presented by the Greater Green Bay Chamber and Advance, its economic development
department.

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