PaperWorks Industries, Bala Cynwyd, Pa., invested $3 million in a new warehouse for its Wabash, Ind., paperboard mill. The new facility is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2018.

The 44,500-square-foot addition to the company’s existing mill will be capable of storing up to 7,000 tons of coated recycled board (CRB) rolls. The mill produces PaperWorks’ recently launched MasterWorks Ultra 100 line, as well as other CRB grades. 

“Over the past three years, PaperWorks has invested more than $60 million to upgrade its paperboard mills and folding carton converting plants. This latest investment is designed to lower costs, improve service and reduce our environmental footprint at this location,” says Andy Bolton, president and CEO.

Previously, a third-party contractor handled a significant portion of the company’s Wabash mill warehouse requirements, requiring additional transport fuel, time and labor. Having the new warehouse adjacent to production will service customers more efficiently and reduce its environmental footprint.