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New-Indy Containerboard establishing operations in York County

Company investing $240 million into the new operations

CATAWBA, S.C. – New-Indy Containerboard, a manufacturer and supplier of recycled containerboard for the corrugated box industry, today announced plans to establish operations in York County at a recently-acquired pulp and paper mill facility. The company is investing $240 million in the project.

Founded in 2012, New-Indy Containerboard uses 100% recycled fiber in its current manufacturing process. This acquisition will provide the ability to balance company product lines equally between virgin kraft and recycled containerboard.

The mill, located at 5300 Cureton Ferry Road in Catawba, S.C., currently produces lightweight communication papers. New-Indy Containerboard is investing in process equipment to convert the mill to ultra-lightweight, virgin kraft linerboard, improving the competitiveness of the facility. The York County mill will continue utilize wood from local suppliers in its operations.

The equipment conversion and new operations are expected to be online during the fourth quarter of 2020. Individuals interested in joining the New-Indy Containerboard team should visit https://newindycontainerboard.com/employment/.


“New-Indy Containerboard is excited about our acquisition of the pulp and paper mill located in Catawba, South Carolina. Our intent is to convert the existing facility from the production of communication paper products to containerboard grades. We want to thank the York County Council and the South Carolina Department of Commerce for the valuable assistance they provided during the purchase process. Their support is critical to the facility’s continued growth and success, and we look forward to a close and long- lasting relationship with both of these entities.” -New-Indy Containerboard COO Rick Hartman

“When a company like New-Indy Containerboard decides to invest nearly a quarter billion dollars into our state, it further builds our reputation as one of the best places in the world to do business. We congratulate New-Indy Containerboard on this project, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the company.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina has a robust recycling industry that continues to grow every day. We congratulate New-Indy Containerboard on keeping this trend going, and we look forward to watching the company succeed in York County for many years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt 

“We couldn’t be more pleased that New-Indy Containerboard has chosen to make such significant investment in York County. This is great news for our community in terms of jobs retained and a welcomed addition to our growing list of recycling and manufacturing companies. We look forward to seeing the company continue to grow and thrive.” -York County Council Chairman Michael Johnson


  • New-Indy Containerboard is establishing operations in York County.
  • The company manufactures and supplies recycled containerboard.
  • New-Indy Containerboard is investing $240 million.
  • New operations are expected to be online during fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Individuals interested in joining the New-Indy Containerboard team should visit https://newindycontainerboard.com/employment/.

About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State was among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 – extending its streak of top five finishes since 2011. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities’ State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

Alex Clark, CMP
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998


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