Towers of three-ton rolls of recycled cardboard stand stories high in the largest recycled box factory in the world.
The Pratt Industries corrugated box factory in Valparasio has gotten so big that it can no longer source its paper from New York and other distant places. Instead, it comes from about 90 feet away from a new recycled paper factory – billed as the world's most modern environmentally-friendly paper mill – that Pratt built next door at 275 E. Division Road in Valparaiso.
The Australia-based company's $250 million investment is the largest in Valparaiso history, and means 137 new jobs. The company has invested half a billion dollars in the city since 2000, Gov. Mike Pence said at an afternoon grand opening for the new mill.