Monday, April 11, 2011

Sustainability at Interstate Resources: Growing Green, Growing Profits

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Interstate Resources has published a series of PDF files about the U.S. corrugated manufacturing group's sustainability efforts. Download this story at:

Corporate Profile:

Established in 1939, Interstate Resources operates by the founder’s simple motto: “What is good for the community is good for the company.” Whether it’s customer service, product innovation or investments in green energy, Interstate Resources continues to excel.

Today, Interstate Resources has ten businesses on the east coast, and continues to add acquisitions in four highly competitive industry divisions: paper, container, timber/ lumber and biomass energy.

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Interstate Resources is a member of INDEVCO Group. Their international support has provided Interstate Resources with management independence and flexibility; investment resources; and the ability to anticipate future needs and demands.

Jim Morgan, President and COO, is at the forefront with a global vision / local touch for Interstate Resources. Operational focus is on product and service innovation, with environmental sustainability.

Operational Highlights Include:

$10.9 million investment for manufacturing improvements and a 650-acre multiple-lagoon system for cleaner, recyclable wastewater in Riceboro, Georgia

New biomass energy division established in Reading, Pennsylvania diverting 60 truckloads daily from landfills to the Evergreen Community Power facility

A 78% reduction of fossil fuels since 2003

Saving 6,000 acres of trees a year at the Reading, Pennsylvania location

Custom solutions to help reduce customer carbon footprints, e.g., supply chain reduction for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies

Recyclable wax replacement packaging, with proven moist condition tolerance

Meeting or exceeding American Lumber Standards in Riceboro, Georgia


ISO 9001:2008

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)


American Forest & Paper Assn. (AF&PA)

Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC)

Berks County Chamber of Commerce

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Delmarva Poultry Industry

Fibre Box Association (FBA)

Forest Landowner Association

Forest Resource Association

Georgia Forestry Association

New Jersey Business and Industry Assn.

North Carolina Poultry Federation

Produce Marketing Association

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)

The Corr (Global Green)

Wood Supply Research Institute

Interstate Resources will continue to add new products, enter new markets and acquire new operations. With a steady hand, innovative products and vision, Interstate Resources is positioned well for the future.

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