PaperWorks Industries has invested $3 million in a new warehouse for its Wabash, Indiana paperboard mill. The new facility is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2018. The 44,500-square-foot addition to the company’s existing mill will be capable of storing up to 7,000 tons of coated recycled board (CRB) rolls. The mill produces PaperWorks’ recently launched MasterWorks Ultra 100 line, as well as other CRB grades.
“Over the past three years, PaperWorks has invested more than $60 million to upgrade its paperboard mills and folding carton converting plants. This latest investment is designed to lower costs, improve service and reduce our environmental footprint at this location,” said Andy Bolton, president and chief executive officer.
Previously, a third-party contractor handled a significant portion of the company’s Wabash mill warehouse requirements, requiring additional transport fuel, time and labor. Because the new warehouse will be adjacent to production, customers will be serviced more efficiently and the environmental footprint will be reduced.