Pratt Industries announces $400 million investment in new 100% recycled paper mill

Pratt Industries announced it would invest $400 million in a new 100% recycled paper mill in Henderson, Kentucky. This represents the largest single investment by the company in its history and will create more than 320 full time jobs plus an additional 700 in the construction phase. “It will be the world’s most advanced, environmentally-friendly …

Growing Demand for Paper Based Packaging

According to RISI VP Global Packaging Ken Waghorne in his speech to Paper 2017, sponsored by the American Forest & Paper Assn., the demand for paper based packaging is growing due to the rise of ecommerce and the environmental concerns around plastic packaging. Ecommerce specifically contributes to the increased demand for container board like Pratt’s 100% recycled corrugated …

Pratt Industries Sets New Record and Produces Over 5000 Tons of Recycled Paper in a Single Day

Pratt Industries set a company production record recently when our four, 100% recycled paper mills combined to produce OVER 5000 tons of the industry’s best paper for the first time in a single day. The new record now stands at 5128 tons – smashing the previous one-day total of 4978 tons. “This is a fantastic achievement by all …

Pratt Celebrates Grand Opening of Fourth 100 Percent Recycled Paper Mill in Valparaiso

Pratt Industries officially opened its fourth, 100 percent recycled paper mill in Valparaiso, Indiana, last week with a gala luncheon attended by more than 300 guests including Indiana Govenor Mike Pence. Our company has now built three of the last 4 paper mills constructed in the U.S., which is an amazing achievement! The new mill, which will produce 500,000 tons of the …

Pratt Veteran to Lead New Paper Mill Team

Longtime Pratt papermaker Jay Hennessey will head to Indiana next week to assume duties as the first General Manager of Pratt’s fourth, 100 percent recycled paper mill currently under construction in Indiana. Jay, who was at Staten Island for 11 years – eight of them as GM – set numerous production records during his tenure …

Pratt Breaks Ground on New 100% Recycled Paper Mill in Valparaiso, Indiana

Pratt Industries has officially broken ground on its new 100 percent recycled paper mill – the 4th such facility it’s built in the past 20 years. Company chairman Anthony Pratt said the Valparaiso, Indiana, mill would be world’s most technologically-advanced and environmentally friendly recycling mill and was “a dream come true” for Pratt Industries. “This …

Pratt Industries Hits New Heights

Pratt Industries’ hard-working green-collar employees continue to reach new production heights – with a best-ever month for our paper mill division. Our 3 recycled paper mills established a new best in October for monthly tons per day production, as well as marking the first time we’ve ever produced more than 100,000 tons in a month. …

NYC Mayor Salutes Pratt Industries Milestone

Just a few hours before Pratt announced plans to build a fourth paper mill, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an official proclamation declaring September 17 “Pratt Industries Day” in the Big Apple to commemorate the recent production at our Staten Island mill of 5 million tons of recycled paper. “About half of all …

Pratt Industries to Build 4th Paper Mill

Pratt Industries has announced plans to build its fourth, 100 percent recycled paper mill – eventually bringing the company’s overall containerboard capacity to 1.5 million tons. The new, $260 million mill will be located in Valpariaso, In., adjacent to the company’s existing box-making plant which is the world’s largest. Chairman and owner Anthony Pratt said …

Pratt Industries Staten Island Mill Produces Its 5 Millionth Ton of 100% Recycled Paper

Pratt Industries’ mill on Staten Island has just passed a major milestone – producing its 5 millionth ton of 100% recycled paper! Since it began operations in 1997, the mill has saved 85 million trees and prevented the equivalent of 400 million truck loads of waste from being landfilled! And it has produced enough paper to stretch …