Pregis begins production in new $14 million facility to produce curbside-recyclable paper mailers
Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, celebrated production start-up at its new $14 million manufacturing site in the Atlanta area to support e-commerce growth in the Southeast. The ribbon cutting at the McDonough, Georgia location was attended by industry partners.
The 298,000 square foot facility is the latest in a series of expansion projects focused on scaling production to support growing e-commerce demand. The new capacity in McDonough is in addition to the two new manufacturing sites and capacity expansion in the legacy Elk Grove Village, Illinois facility. The company projects that it will be supplying more than 1 billion mailers to the North American market in 2022.
This facility will be producing the Pregis EverTec™ mailer which features lightweight, curbside recyclable paper, cushioned construction. Pregis has already hired 90 workers for the facility, with scores of new employment opportunities expected as production expands in the future. Pregis also self-manufactures the proprietary equipment used to produce the unique mailer.
“Our continued scaling of EverTec mailer manufacturing has the potential to positively impact the supply chain. Not only can these paper mailers be recycled curbside, but their compact size vs. corrugated boxes means a significant number of additional packages can fit on a truckload. In an environment where supply chain issues are affecting the ability to reduce shipping cycles, this solution can help dramatically improve outcome by delivering more damage free shipments with reduced environmental impact, said Pregis President and CEO Kevin Baudhuin.
Pregis is committed to engineering future sustainable solutions to meet consumer demand. The EverTec mailer is one of the company’s many products that support its commitment to offering customers with sustainable solutions in keeping with the Pregis purpose to Protect, Preserve and Inspyre. As a signatory to The Climate Pledge, the company’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality is a priority. For more than a decade, Pregis has brought to the marketplace a portfolio of products that address environmental concerns, as well as delivering the protective attributes critical for damage-free delivery of products to consumers.