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Growing Demand for Paper Based Packaging

By |April 27th, 2017|

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

By |October 11th, 2016|

The paper mill and box plant in Valparaiso, In. 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 [...]

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

By |April 5th, 2016|

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 [...]

Pratt Veteran to Lead New Paper Mill Team

By |April 30th, 2014|

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 [...]

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

By |March 21st, 2014|

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 [...]

Pratt Industries Hits New Heights

By |November 8th, 2013|

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

By |September 19th, 2013|

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 [...]

Pratt Industries to Build 4th Paper Mill

By |September 19th, 2013|

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

By |June 5th, 2013|

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 [...]