Wisconsin Packaging is part owner of Independence Corrugated. Independence Corrugated located south of Milwaukee, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, is a co-operatively run sheet feeder facility manufacturing corrugated paper for the box industry.
A new facility, it is aligned with the Schwarz Partners, LP investment group.
We became a partner in Independence Corrugator with 10 other partners with locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. It runs an average of 152,000,000 sq. ft. per month with an average of 200 setups per day (which is 100 more than the average corrugator).
We needed a guaranteed source of supply. One of our partners, the Schwarz Group, is the largest independent purchaser of liner board in the USA. This has proven to be a great investment for all our customers.
The corrugator was made in Plover, WI and is one of the largest corrugators made in the world at 112" (that is the widest format available). It can run at speeds well over 1000 linear foot a minute.