KapStone to Open New Corrugated Production Plant in Aurora, Illinois

Jan. 16, 2013 - KapStone Paper and Packaging said that it will open a new corrugated manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois. The 192,000 square foot facility located 40 miles west of Chicago will produce corrugated packaging and will also include a design lab and a technical center.

KapStone expects to invest approximately $8 to $10 million in the first phase.

The Aurora location will enhance KapStone's sales coverage in the Midwest, particularly in Chicago and surrounding areas, the company said.

"We are excited to establish a corrugated manufacturing facility in the Chicago area, our home territory," said Matt Kaplan, KapStone's President. "We are very optimistic that KapStone will deliver a very high level of service and quality of corrugated products that will enable us to continue to grow our operations."

The site General Manager will be Katie Wilhelm who has an extensive career in the corrugated industry predominantly in the Chicago area.

The first phase will begin production at the new facility in March of this year.

SOURCE: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp.