Coastal Container announces $25m expansion, with new Fosber corrugator

Holland, MI-based Coastal Container LLC has confirmed it is undertaking a $25m expansion to grow its facility and add on-site corrugating capabilities. This expansion will add 65,000 sq ft to its existing facility, along with more than 60 jobs in the coming years.

“Our family has been in the corrugated business for 60 years now,” said Brent Patterson, CEO. “In these past couple of years, Coastal Container has seen tremendous growth, which allows us to make this expansion to better serve our customers and community.”

The family-owned company will invest the majority of the expansion funds in a state-of-the-art 2.8m (110”) Fosber corrugator and new honeycomb equipment from GTW, with the remaining funds earmarked for building and railroad construction. The company expect construction on the building will be finished in early 2023, with equipment purchases and installation complete in mid-2023.

The construction of a new rail spur will allow the company to receive raw material in the form of rolls instead of corrugated sheets. A single delivery of seven rail cars will replace approximately 48 truck loads of sheets. They estimate that this will eliminate the consumption of over 150,000 gallons of diesel fuel and over 1,000,000 miles of truck traffic from our roads per year. “Our environmental footprint and sustainability are key elements to our business,” said Patterson.

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