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Pratt Continues Along Steady Growth Path

By |June 3rd, 2014|

Pratt Industries continues to grow in size and sales following the recent acquisition of the Tennessee-based display and corrugated company, Triad Packaging. The multimillion-dollar acquisition, which comes just a few months after Pratt held the official groundbreaking for a fourth, 100% recycled paper mill in Indiana, maintains the company's ongoing growth pattern of [...]

Pratt Industries Supplies Public Storage with “Green” Boxes

By |May 27th, 2014|

Pratt Industries has recently been featured as a Public Storage sustainability partner in their “In Your Space” blog. In the article, “Public Storage Cardboard Boxes are Green Not Brown,” Pratt is credited with supplying Public Storage 100% recycled corrugated boxes that are not only great for the environment but also of the highest quality.  As [...]

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 [...]

Statesville Shatters Own World Record

By |February 27th, 2014|

Pratt Industries' high-performing box-making team at the Statesville plant in North Carolina continues its record shattering ways. Last month, the crew produced an average of 12,848 boxes PER HOUR on the Ward 38” flexo finishing machine...claiming a new world record just 5 months after setting the previous mark. All up, the employees produced [...]

Pratt and Southern Champion Tray Help Children in Need

By |January 14th, 2014|

  It's never too late for some good news - which is exactly what Pratt Industries and our friends at Southern Champion Tray were able to spread this past Christmas for needy children. Southern Champion, a leading manufacturer of paperboard packaging in the US and abroad, generously helps fund Operation Christmas Child - part [...]

Pratt Industries Named The Home Depot Canada’s Supplier of the Year

By |December 19th, 2013|

Pratt Industries has been named The Home Depot Canada's Supplier of the Year - one of just a handful of companies to be honored with the prestigious award. Pratt was given the title by the Storage and Organization Department at the annual Home Depot Supplier Partnership Meeting in Toronto recently. We were among [...]

Pratt in the Box Seat

By |November 14th, 2013|

Pratt Industries has broken ground on a new $US44 million box factory in Ohio, which owner-chairman Anthony Pratt says will be an environmental showpiece for the corrugated industry. “We believe this facility will be the future of our industry,” said Pratt, noting it would not only convert 100% recycled paper but also use [...]

Pratt’s Agricultural Team Attends The Fresh Summit

By |November 14th, 2013|

Pratt Industries Agricultural team made a very successful appearance at the annual Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit trade show last month. The Fresh Summit is a weekend event held every October, this year in New Orleans, and is the largest single produce convention in the world. It brings in buyers from the biggest [...]

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 Statesville Corrugating Division Continues to Innovate

By |September 5th, 2013|

Pratt Statesville continues to invest in innovation with the installation of a fully automated material and tooling handling system. The system keeps track of every unit run off the corrugators and gives the operators total visibility of all work in process via monitors at every work station. The system delivers all sheets, print plates, cutting [...]