Graphic Packaging will invest $120 million at its West Monroe mill, which will supply paperboard for the new packaging and logistics center. DHL will build the center, which will consist of a 793,000-square-foot distribution facility and a 480,000-square-foot carton converting facility.
Graphic Packaging will invest $70 million in new folding carton plant equipment for the converting plant. DHL will construct that building and the adjoining distribution center. The total construction investment for the new Monroe facility will be more than $84 million.
The project will create 93 new direct jobs. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the warehouse operations will result in an additional 74 new indirect jobs.