Sonoco closes indefinitely its Kansas Hutchinson paper mill

According to Kansas local reports, Sonoco Products Co. is permanently closing its Hutchinson Paper Mill, affecting 116 employees.

The Hutchinson facility has been in operation for more than a century. It opened in 1909 and had been through several owners.

The mill consumed about 320 tons of mixed paper and old corrugated containers per day and produced about 295 tons per day of finished product, according to Recycling Today.

Sonoco purchased the 90,000-ton per year paper mill from Republic Group LLC in October of 2001. The mill has two pressure former paper machines.

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