Graphic Packaging Reaches 1 Million Hours Without Lost Time Accident, Sets Records

Wednesday May 20, 2020

FORT SMITH, AR – Graphic Packaging International, located in the Chaffee Crossing area of Fort Smith, has several outstanding accomplishments to share with the local community. Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Since GPI located their facility in Fort Smith in 2005, the plant has consistently performed well and maintains a 24/7 operation at full capacity. Everyone from management to the crew have a clear vision for the future and are pleased to share the results of their efforts:

  • Surpassed 1,000,000 hours without a Lost-Time Accident in April 2020
  • Named Top Performing Plant for 2019 by Wilmington Paper for recycling efforts
  • Cutting Record for NSPSH in April, led by Ron Atherton, Converting Manager
  • Printing record for sheets in a month led Brian Christello, Printing Manager
  • 2nd best month in plant history for converted cartons in finishing, led by Ron Atherton
Graphic Packaging International is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with more than 80 facilities and 19,000 employees worldwide. Additional information about Graphic Packaging, its business and its products is available on the Company's web site at