DS Smith to Open a Recycling Facility in Reading, PA
Monday, December 30, 2019
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
In the summer of 2019, London-based DS Smith, a global provider of sustainable packaging, had expressed its interest in wanting to grow its footprint in North America. The company started to do just that after acquiring North America-based Interstate Resources, Corrugated Container Corp. and The Display Connection in recent years. In June 2019, the company also opened a new North American headquarters in Atlanta.
“2019 has been a big year for DS Smith both with expansions to our footprint and adding to the leadership team in North America,” says Toby Earnest, director of recycling for DS Smith North America. “We broke ground on a state-of-the-art, 500,000-square-foot box plant in Lebanon, Indiana, back in January, which is opening very soon with its first box run just in time for the holidays.”
Heading into 2020, Earnest says the company’s next milestone will be to open a recycling facility in Reading, Pennsylvania. He adds that expansions and growth will continue in 2020 across the U.S.
The new recycling facility will complement the company’s existing paper mills and box plant in Reading, Earnest says. The Reading paper mill is a 100-percent-recycled-medium mill.