Sustainable Corrugated will create 62 jobs and invest $15 million in a new corrugated sheets manufacturing facility in Dalton-Whitfield County, GA.
“We are excited to start up our new manufacturing plant in Dalton-Whitfield County,” said Scott Price, general manager of Sustainable Corrugated. “The economic development team has been very helpful in bringing us to the area, and we believe the citizens of Dalton-Whitfield County are outstanding, hard-working people that we want as part of the Jackson Paper family. I am looking forward to becoming a member of the Dalton-Whitfield County business community, and we expect to continue Jackson Paper’s tradition of bettering the surrounding community through our corporate citizenship.”
Sustainable Corrugated is a wholly owned subsidiary of North Carolina-based Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co., the state’s largest manufacturer of 100 percent recycled paper. The paper is made entirely from used brown boxes, thereby diverting more than 120,000 tons from landfills. Sustainable Corrugated will use the recycled paper from Sylva as a raw material in the manufacturing of new corrugated sheets. This operation will serve independent box makers throughout North Georgia, Eastern Tennessee and North Alabama from a new 150,000-square-foot building.
“We are happy to welcome Jackson Paper’s supplementary operation, Sustainable Corrugated,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner Chris Carr. “We are delighted that Jackson Paper has experienced much success in Georgia, and we look forward to working with them as they continue to build upon their positive reputation here.”
GDEcD project managers Stephanie Scearce and Tammy Caudell both assisted the company on behalf of GDEcD, partnering with Carl Campbell executive director of the Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority and the Department of Labor.
“We are excited to add Sustainable Corrugated to our manufacturing family here in Dalton-Whitfield County,” said County Commission Chairman Mike Babb. “This addition will help diversify our economy, compliment some of our existing businesses, and provide jobs in the $15-19 per hour range. Their new facility will improve our tax base and provide good jobs for our citizens. We appreciate them choosing Dalton-Whitfield County for this investment.”