Stonewall Packaging LLC, a joint venture of Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company, will invest $16 million to open a recycled cardboard packaging plant in Sylva, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina governor's office. The project is expected to create 61 new jobs at an average annual salary of $39,344 plus benefits. The company will build the new factory in a vacant paper mill that will be renovated and modified. "We chose to build the plant in Sylva because of the infrastructure that is already in place at Jackson Paper and because of the highly skilled work force in Jackson County," says Timothy L. Campbell, president and CEO of both Stonewall and Jackson Paper. Hiring for the new positions is expected to begin this summer. Stonewall Packaging will receive a $200,000 grant from the state contingent on job creation; the grant must be matched by local agencies.