Bryan Hollenbach, executive vice president of Green Bay Packaging Inc., released the following statement after the Brown County Board of Supervisors passed its resolution providing infrastructure improvements for Green Bay Packaging to build a new paper mill in Green Bay.
“We are pleased to see the Brown County Board of Supervisors recognize the economic value that Northeast Wisconsin’s papermaking industry continues to bring to our local communities. With Brown County’s infrastructure improvements, Green Bay Packaging is now positioned to construct a new, $500 million paper mill in Green Bay, making it the largest business development project in Brown County history and the first new paper mill in the State of Wisconsin in more than 30 years. The new Green Bay Mill will have a profound positive impact on our local economy and the environment, and we thank County Executive Troy Streckenbach for his leadership in helping to secure Green Bay Packaging’s future in Brown County.”
The new Green Bay Mill will preserve more than 1,100 jobs in Brown County, more than double the company’s paper making capabilities, require 1,000 construction jobs in the next 2.5 years, and create an additional 200 full-time positions at Green Bay Packaging across the state. For more information visit gbpfuture.com.