Project Benjamin

  • Location:

    Elizabethtown, KY

  • Client:

    Kruger Inc.

  • Construction Value:


  • Delivery Method:

    Construction Management

  • Year Completed:


  • Specialties:

    Forest Industries

Features & Highlights

  • Produces 2.4 billion square feet of 100% recycled corrugated boxes per year.
  • Highly automated corrugator and four converting lines
Project Overview

During the pandemic there were not enough boxes available to support the increased needs of the shipping industry. Sundt provided construction management for a box plant installation on a greenfield site for Kruger Packaging. Kruger Packaging, headquartered in Canada, produces 100 percent-recycled containerboard and packaging. This plant is their first in the U.S. The construction management team provided project planning and oversight of all contractors on the project. Kruger is a long-term client for Sundt’s Southeast office and reached out because they trusted our team to keep this project on track and on schedule.

The 425,000-square-foot facility was completed in September 2022 and was able to commence production a month after construction completed. The plant is estimated to be able to turn out 2.4 billion square feet of 100-percent-recycled corrugated boxes annually and includes a highly-automated corrugator and four converting lines. The plant produces boxes for national clients such as UPS and Little Caesars.