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KapStone Paper and Packaging Expands Cowpens, South Carolina, Plant

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, a leading North American producer of unbleached kraft paper and packaging products, is investing $6 million in new equipment at its facility in Cherokee County, South Carolina.

Opened in 1992, KapStone’s Cowpens, South Carolina, facility includes a state-of-the-art paper mill that produces recycled linerboard and medium.

This investment will allow the company to install a new hydraulic dilution control headbox, as well as a new bottom-ply chain conveyor, increasing the speed, efficiency and quality of its products.

“KapStone team members are proud to contribute to the success of our customers and communities. Investing in our industry-leading recycled paper mill in Cowpens demonstrates our continued commitment to Cherokee County. Working together with our state and local partners, we are excited about the future of our business and the benefits it can provide for all of our stakeholders,” said Steven Leahy, vice president of Mill Operations at KapStone’s Cowpens Paper Mill.

“We are proud to celebrate KapStone Paper and Packaging’s latest investment in South Carolina and our people. Anytime a company is able to grow and expand its operations, especially in one of our rural counties, it proves what we already know, that we have one of the most competitive business environments in the world,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation has a long history of success in South Carolina, and we congratulate them on this latest expansion. Today’s announcement is further proof that all of our hard work in creating a pro-business climate in our state continues to pay off,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“The latest expansion by KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is a perfect example of how Cherokee County is not only a great place to live, but a great place to do business. We look forward to helping them continue to grow,” Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer said.


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