Governor Bobby Jindal and Graphic Packaging International Inc. has announced a $41.5 million investment in the company’s paper mill in West Monroe to upgrade production machinery. Graphic Packaging International’s West Monroe paper mill produces paperboard for use in beverage and other consumer-based packaging at two other company sites in West Monroe. Graphic Packaging will retain 1,340 employees at the three Louisiana sites with the modernization project.
Governor Jindal says, "Graphic Packaging International’s new investment in West Monroe represents not only its success, but the faith and confidence it has in Louisiana’s best-in-the-nation business climate. This investment in the facility and in our state positions Graphic Packaging International as a leader in its field, and ensures the continued presence of great jobs for Louisiana families."
Graphic Packaging International’s new investment will include an expansion of the facility’s fiber storage capacity. The project also will upgrade the dryer section, coater and stock cleaning areas of the West Monroe paper mill. The investment is expected to reduce the site’s environmental footprint, including improvements in the handling of solid waste.
Graphic Packaging International Inc.