Sustainable Corrugated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co., will create 62 jobs and invest $15 million into a corrugated sheets manufacturing facility in Dalton-Whitfield County, Georgia.
Based in Sylva, North Carolina, parent company, Jackson Paper, is 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 brand new 150,000 square foot building.
“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.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development Project Managers Stephanie Scearce and Tammy Caudell both assisted the company on behalf of GDEcD, partnering with the Department of Labor and Carl Campbell, Executive Director of the Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority.
“We are happy to welcome Jackson Paper’s supplementary operation, Sustainable Corrugated,” said 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.”
“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.”