Hood Container to upgrade its paper mill in St. Francisville, Louisiana
Hood Container of Louisiana will make a capital investment in two phases and install new equipment at its St. Francisville-based paper manufacturing facility in Louisiana.
As part of the upgrades, Hood Container will retain 237 jobs held by Louisiana residents at the St. Francisville facility and create 10 new direct jobs with an average salary of $51,450, plus benefits.
The two phases of the project include the installation of a modern press section on the facility’s H1 paper machine and a recycling plant for reuse of old corrugated containers. The new press section will allow the St. Francisville mill to increase containerboard production while the installation of the recycling plant will support the increased production.