Board Converting News, July 26, 2021

Pregis Invests $80M In New Film Extrusion Faclity In SC

making significant, positive contributions to people and society. The facility will create 120 new jobs for workers in the Greenville, South Carolina, area and is expected to be operational in September. TricorBraun Appoints Bergethon Senior VP, General Counsel St. Louis, Missouri based TricorBraun, a global packaging leader, has appointed Susan Bergethon Senior Vice Presi-

Deerfield, Illinois based Pregis, a global manufacturer of protective packaging, has announced an $80 million in- vestment in a new, state-of-the-art blown film extrusion fa- cility in Anderson, South Carolina. Headed by industry veterans, the 168,000-square-foot facility will feature multiple newly-installed lines that will be producing the latest engineered films that can be used downstream to manufacture performance-oriented, pack- aging solutions for food, CPG and medical device applica- tions. The plant will also include a world-class film labora- tory to develop and test materials. “We believe that this new facility will be the most tech- nologically-advanced extrusion facility in North America. The facility has been staffed with technology and market leaders who are focused on developing extruded films that have been engineered to meet market-driven perfor- mance requirements,” said Kevin Baudhuin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pregis. In keeping with Pregis’ previously announced 2K30 en- vironmental goals, the Anderson facility will also feature the latest in energy-efficiency in manufacturing and other plant functions. Pregis’ objective is to run its businesses in the most sustainable manner possible, so that it improves its carbon footprint, reduces environmental impact, while

dent and General Counsel, effective immediately. Reporting to President and CEO Court Carruthers, Bergeth- on leads TricorBraun’s legal function and oversees the company’s ESG practice. Bergethon’s appointment marks TricorBraun’s first in-house General Counsel.

Susan Bergethon

“Susan’s deep in-house legal and management expe- rience will be key as we continue to carry out our aggres- sive growth strategy,” said Carruthers. “Her experience in acquisitions and commercial contracting will help guide our efforts as we serve our customers and continue to build the best place for the best people in packaging.” Bergethon joins TricorBraun from Georgia-Pacific, where she served as Chief Counsel for the company’s largest business division.


July 26, 2021

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