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International Paper Expanding in Western Chester County

The new facility will create 150 new jobs

In April, International Paper Company purchased a 415,700-square-foot warehouse in West Sadsbury Township for $11.6 million. In December, they announced that they will convert the warehouse to a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging plant.

The new facility will employ approximately 150 team members. “We are excited to expand our footprint and continue serving our customers with the highest level of safety, quality, operational excellence and customer service,” said Greg Wanta, Senior Vice President, North American Container.

The facility will allow International Paper to expand its Industrial Packaging footprint in the northeastern United States. Construction is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022 and the company expects the plant to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2023.

CCEDC President and CEO, Gary W. Smith, added that his team and the International Paper team “worked collaboratively to identify resources to fuel their growth, identify community engagement opportunities, and develop a workforce strategy for this premier containerboard and corrugated packaging products manufacturer bringing new jobs to the region.”