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Pratt Awards Sofidel America for Sustainability Efforts

By |March 18th, 2014|

Pratt Industries' environmental awards program honoring some of its most socially-responsible customers continues to single out eco-champions like Sofidel America - one of the nation's fastest-growing tissue producers. The Florida-based Sofidel was selected for a Sustainability Award for its continued commitment to the environment by using 100% recycled packaging for its products and [...]

Ecovention’s GreenBox Made By Pratt Industries Featured on Rachael Ray

By |February 27th, 2014|

An innovative pizza box made by our Pratt plant in New York City has been featured on the hit Rachael Ray Show. The box, which is patented by our friends at Ecovention, can be converted into plates and even a storage container for leftovers. Our NYC plant produced hundreds of thousands of them last year [...]

Pratt Logistics Shows Commitment to the Environment Through The SmartWay® Program

By |February 20th, 2014|

Pratt Logistics LLC has been a Smart Way partner since 2008 – This reflects on Pratt Industries commitment to the environment. The SmartWay® Program is a public-private initiative between EPA, large and small trucking companies, rail carriers, logistics companies, commercial manufacturers, retailers, and other federal and state agencies. Its purpose is to improve fuel efficiency [...]

Pratt Recognizes Golden State Foods for Sustainability Efforts

By |January 15th, 2014|

Golden State Foods is one of the largest, most diversified suppliers to the American food industry - and it's also one of the most environmentally-committed companies in the country - just like Pratt Industries. So it's no surprise that Pratt and GSF have formed a strong partnership over the years - and we recently hosted [...]

A Special Holiday Message from CEO Brian McPheely

By |December 20th, 2013|

I imagine many of you are wondering where this year went. We all have many things on our “to do and wish” lists; we have obligations to our family, our employers, and our communities. I realize how many directions we all are being pulled in, and I’d like to express my sincere appreciation and thankfulness [...]

Close the Loop Recycling Programs

By |November 21st, 2013|

The Pratt Recycling team actively works with customers of Pratt’s corrugators, sheet plants, as well as Pratt Displays and Pratt Retail Specialties, to recover recyclables from their operations. The concept is that Pratt sells the boxes to the customer and subsequently takes back material that may have been going into the waste stream. Pratt’s recycling [...]

Gaia Herbs Picks Pratt for a Packaging Redesign

By |October 10th, 2013|

Pratt Industries is providing leading organic herbalist Gaia Herbs with innovative, 100% recycled packaging that is not only helping the environment but improving the company's bottom line as well. Packaging World, one of the leading packaging industry publications, has more on the story in their article, "New casing strategy cultivates economy and ecology" which [...]

Pratt Display Gets Caught Green Handed

By |September 25th, 2013|

Pratt Industries Display division launched a sustainability education campaign in late 2012 with the purpose of empowering employees to “green” the division’s three regional office operations. The themes of the communication change but the focus is always on providing recycling tips appropriate for both the workplace and home, quantifying waste diversion in tangible metrics and [...]

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 [...]