Pratt Industries has officially opened its new US$ 253 million (EUR 230 million) advanced manufacturing box factory in Cedar Hill, Texas – it’s fifth in the state.
The new facility is one of the largest and most modern of the company’s 71 factories spread across 25 states and at capacity will provide 375 full-time jobs. Pratt’s total workforce is 11 500 and it claims to be America’s leading 100% recycled paper and packaging company,
Anthony Pratt, executive chairman of Pratt Industries, said the Cedar Hill site will produce retail specialty products as well as corrugated boxes and in-store displays for some of America’s leading companies using 100% recycled containerboard.
‘Recycling is an important weapon against climate change because as things decay in landfill they emit methane which is 84 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide,’ says Pratt. ‘This factory will allow the company to grow for years to come, supporting our customers, employees and the community.’
Last year, Pratt pledged to invest US$ 5 billion in American recycling and clean energy infrastructure over the next decade. The Georgia-based outfit is America’s fifth largest corrugated packaging company and the world’s largest, privately-held 100% recycled paper and packaging company.