DS Smith Opens New Box Manufacturing Plant in Lebanon, Indiana
DS Smith's new facility in Lebanon, Indiana, can produce about 30,000 boxes an hour and 2 billion square feet of recyclable packaging a year.
Jan. 24, 2020 - DS Smith announced that it has opened a new state-of-the art box manufacturing plant in Lebanon, Indiana (USA) with the capacity to produce more than 17 million square feet of lightweight recyclable packaging per day.
According to DS Smith, the opening of the corrugated plant heralds the company's latest technology, keeping pace with increasing demands by consumers and retailers for fully recyclable boxes and "fit-to-product" packaging that reduces costs, waste and "packing air" of irregularly shaped items. The facility can produce about 30,000 boxes an hour and 2 billion square feet of recyclable packaging a year.
What else to know about the plant:
- It can produce more than 17 million square feet of lightweight recyclable packaging a day and 2 billion square feet of recyclable packaging a year.
- Capabilities will be upwards of about 30,000 boxes an hour, or eight boxes a second.
- An underground scrap conveyer system will drastically reduce dust and noise.
- It is expected to result in 170 new jobs in Lebanon in engineering, machinery, production, sales and management positions.
The location, a strategic decision based on existing and future customer growth, will serve customers and brands with distribution centers in markets such as, Chicago, Columbus, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Nashville.
DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging and worldwide. The company operates across 37 countries and employs over 31,000 people. To learn more, please visit: www.dssmith.com.
SOURCE: DS Smith