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Sustainable Corrugated to create 62 jobs, invest $15 million in Dalton-Whitfield



ATLANTA, January 26, 2016—The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that 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.

“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.”

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.”

Established in 1995, Jackson Paper is a privately owned company with a well-deserved reputation for environmental stewardship.  In 2009, Jackson Paper earned a special certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.  The SFI™ Chain-of-Custody certification indicates their paper is made from materials originating from sustainable forest management.

GDEcD project managers Stephanie Scearce and Tammy Caudell both assisted the company on behalf of GDEcD, partnering with Carl Campbell executive director of the Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority and the Department of Labor.

“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.”

About the Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.