New factory announced by KapStone

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is to open a new corrugated manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois, 40 miles west of Chicago. 

The 192,000 square foot facility will produce corrugated packaging and will also include a design lab and a technical center.

KapStone expects to invest approximately $8 million 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 first phase will begin production at the new facility in March of this year.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper products, linerboard and shipping containers.