City Council Unanimously Approves Development Agreement for New Green Bay Mill


GREEN BAY, WI –  Bryan Hollenbach, Executive Vice President of Green Bay Packaging Inc., released the following statement in response to the Green Bay City Council’s unanimous approval of its Development Agreement with Green Bay Packaging for a new Green Bay Mill:

“I would like to thank Mayor Schmitt and each of the Green Bay City Council Members for their partnership and quick action to approve the Development Agreement with Green Bay Packaging. Tonight’s vote brings Green Bay Packaging one step closer to making a $500 million investment in Green Bay to build a new, state-of-the-art paper mill. We commend the City for its leadership in preserving Green Bay Packaging’s future in Green Bay, and and hope the Brown County Board of Supervisors will continue to move this project forward tomorrow evening.”

About Green Bay Packaging’s Mill Proposal:
Green Bay Packaging Inc. is proposing to replace its 71-year-old Green Bay Mill with a new, state-of-the-art facility on the same location. The over $500 million investment will be the first new paper mill in Wisconsin in over 30 years and the largest business development project in Brown County history. The new Green Bay Mill will preserve over 1,100 jobs in Brown County, more than double the company’s paper making capabilities, require 1,000 construction jobs over the next 2.5 years, and create an additional 200 full-time positions at Green Bay Packaging across the State of Wisconsin. Green Bay Packaging will replace its facility-wide coal boiler with two natural gas boilers, reducing fuel emissions of sulfur dioxide and particulate matter emissions by over 90%. The company has also partnered with NEW Water, Green Bay’s local metropolitan water treatment facility, to construct a reclaimed water system that utilizes treated wastewater for production and does not discharge any wastewater back into the Fox River or Bay of Green Bay. Green Bay Packaging has engaged the State of Wisconsin, City of Green Bay, and Brown County to assist in constructing the new mill. To learn more information about Green Bay Packaging’s new Green Bay Mill proposal, please visit