News for March 2019

The Great American Cardboard Comeback

As he watched the No. 7 paper machine hiss and hum for what he thought was the last time, Rick Strick felt a lump well in his throat. It was Sept. 21, 2017, and the paper mill that had employed Mr. Strick, his father and his grandfather was shutting down after 128 years. Demand […] […]

Crews Battle Fire for Hours at WestRock Florence County (SC) Plant

Crews battled a fire for nearly four hours Monday at WestRock plant on Paper Mill Road in Florence County, according to Windy Hill Fire Chief John DeLung. DeLung said the fire may have started where the plant dump its wood chips. Full Story […] Source: Container Board

5 Pizza Box Brand Benefits Worth Opening Up To

When it comes to delivery of restaurant brands via online ordering, pizza brands pretty much run circles around other food categories, with recent Morgan Stanley research indicating that pizza alone in the U.S. “accounts for some 60 percent of the online food delivery market.”  That said, delivery providers like UberEats and GrubHub are bringing […] […]

ICPF Annual Student Dialogue Dinner Surpasses Expectations

Late last month, 32 select students from Bowling Green State University, Illinois State University, Michigan State University, University of Florida and Virginia Tech joined executives (from Landaal Packaging, Green Bay Packaging, Menasha, PCA, Pratt Industries, Smurfit Kappa and WestRock) for ICPF’s student dialogue dinner on corrugated packaging careers. The executives  provided the students further insight to careers in the […] […]

Gulf Packaging to Build New Production Facility in Alabama’s Baldwin County

Gulf Packaging, a US-based corrugated box manufacturer, has unveiled plans to construct a new 85,000ft² manufacturing facility near Bay Minette in Balwin County, Alabama, to support its future growth and expansion. Gulf packaging said that its new facility is expected to accommodate the company’s material handling and manufacturing processes, along with creating 16 new […] […]