Development on the site for the plant is in progress. (Matt Hamilton/The Daily Citizen)
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:30 pm
Ground has already been broken for a $15-million, 150,000-square foot factory on Five Springs Road in south Whitfield County that will make corrugated cardboard sheets and employ 62 people.
Officials with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) said Tuesday that Sustainable Corrugated, a subsidiary of Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co., will open the plant.
Based in Sylva, N.C., Jackson Paper, makes 100-percent recycled paper from used brown boxes, diverting more than 120,000 tons from landfills, according to the press release. Sustainable Corrugated will use the recycled paper from Sylva as a raw material and will serve independent box makers throughout north Georgia, eastern Tennessee and north Alabama.
They are anticipating starting the operation in July, so it will be a very fast process, said Carl Campbell, executive director of ...