Green Bay Packaging ceremonially cut the ribbon on its new $500 million mill Thursday.

The mill located at 1601 North Quincy Street is the first new paper mill to be built in the state of Wisconsin in more than 35 years.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary Missy Hughes said the mill supports and drives the forest products industry in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is first in the nation in the number of paper mills. Wisconsin pulp, paper, and converting industries generate $18 billion.

“It is incredibly important what’s happening here today, and the investment Green Bay Packaging has made in the state, and recognizing the enduring part of that investing will help our future, will help our future students and help people thrive here in Wisconsin,” Hughes said.

(Adapted from “Green Bay Packaging cuts ribbon on Wisconsin’s first new paper mill in 30 years,” June 17, 2021, WBAY)