Green Bay Packaging

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Green Bay Packaging
IndustryPulp and paper
Founded1933
FounderGeorge F. Kress
Headquarters,
Number of locations
31[1]
Key people
Will Kress, President and CEO[2]
Number of employees
3,200+[3]

Green Bay Packaging is an American pulp and paper company based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They produce corrugated shipping containers, folding cartons, and coated label products.[3]

History[edit]

The Green Bay Box Company was formed in 1933 by George F. Kress.[4] They began by manufacturing corrugated shipping boxes.

In 1961, Jim Kress became president of Green Bay Box Company.[4]

In 1963, Green Bay Box Company merged with Green Bay Pulp & Paper to become Green Bay Packaging.[2][4]

In 1964, the company opened a factory in Wausau, Wisconsin.[5]

In 1965, the company opened a factory in Fremont, Ohio.[6]

In 1970, Green Bay Packaging became the first company to develop and execute a closed water process.[4]

In 1992, Green Bay Packaging became one of the first companies to become effluent free.[4]

In 1995, Will Kress became president of Green Bay Packaging.[4]

In 1996, founder George F. Kress was inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, as was former president Jim Kress in 2005.[4]

In 2014, the company acquired Midland Container Corporation of Franksville, Wisconsin and Great Lakes Packaging Corporation of Germantown, Wisconsin.[7][8]

In 2015, the company acquired Baird Display of Waukesha, Wisconsin.[9]

Awards[edit]

In 1973, the National Sports Foundation awarded Green Bay Packaging their National Gold Medal for their efforts in water pollution abatement.[4]

In 1994, they were recognized as a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment.[4]

In 2004, they were awarded the Wisconsin Governor's Award for Excellence in environmental performance, as well as the Tag and Label Manufacturer's Institute Environmental Award for Innovative Technology.[4]

In 2005, they received the Brown County Business Recycling and Waste Minimization Award.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locations". Green Bay Packaging. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Company Overview of Green Bay Packaging Inc". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Richard Ryman (October 31, 2014). "Green Bay Packaging acquires two Wisconsin companies". Green Bay-Press Gazette. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "heritage". Green Bay Packaging. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Bob Dohr (February 16, 2015). "Green Bay Packaging marks 50 years in Wausau". Wausau Daily Herald. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Green Bay Packaging celebrates 50 years of excellence". The News-Messenger. March 17, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  7. ^ John Schmid (October 31, 2014). "Green Bay Packaging buys 2 cardboard, packaging firms". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Richard Ryman (October 31, 2014). "Green Bay Packaging acquires two Wisconsin companies". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Richard Ryman (May 5, 2015). "Green Bay Packaging buys display company". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved July 29, 2016.

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