Graphic Packaging CEO Provides Update on Kalamazoo Project As It Nears Completion

Our CEO, Michael Doss, recently traveled “back home” to Kalamazoo for a progress update on the construction of our new $600 million coated recycled board (CRB) machine.

The new state-of-the-art machine – which we also call “K2” – is equipped with the latest technology and is almost fully automated, which will further reduce the risk of on-site incidents and help ensure Graphic Packaging maintains its already strong safety record.

“You might not realize it, but on any given day right now we’ve got over 700 contractors on just day shift working here,” Doss said. “This the largest technological undertaking we’ve ever had as a company. It’s not even close to what’s second.”

As a Western Michigan University alumnus who started his career at Graphic Packaging in Kalamazoo, it was a nostalgic and meaningful visit for Mike to see how far the company has come and the industry-leading improvements being made for the future.

Click below to hear more about what Mike has to say about the Kalamazoo project: