Pratt Industries Plans $120M Manufacturing Facility in Warner Robins, Georgia

by Jeff Shaw

WARNER ROBINS, GA. — Pratt Industries Inc., a Georgia-based recycled paper and packaging company, has released plans for a new production facility in the Middle Georgia city of Warner Robins, approximately 100 miles southeast of Atlanta. The new factory is expected to create more than 125 jobs and cost over $120 million to build.

The development will comprise 496,000 square feet and produce corrugated boxes using recycled containerboard. The containerboard will be largely sourced from the company’s mill in Conyers, Georgia. The property is scheduled for completion in late 2024.

The new facility will be Pratt Industries’ 13th site in Georgia. According to the office of Governor Brian Kemp, the project will bring the company’s total investment in Georgia to over $800 million.

“We’re very honored to be coming to Warner Robins and we’re committed to the great state of Georgia — in fact, Georgia is where our company began,” says Anthony Pratt, global executive chairman for Pratt Industries. “This will bring Pratt’s total workforce in Georgia to over 2,100 employees and 11,700 nationwide.”

The property is located at Robins Industrial Park within the Peach County portion of the city, on a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) certified site. The GRAD program offers 60 industrial certified sites that are available for fast-track construction projects. The program’s goal is to establish a portfolio of pre-qualified industrial sites for which the due diligence has been completed prior to a prospect visit. 

John Soper, a senior project manager at the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), represented the department’s global commerce team. The GDEcD is partnered with the Development Authority of Peach County and Georgia Power on the project.

Based in Atlanta, Pratt Industries is the fifth-largest corrugated packaging company in the United States and the largest privately owned producer of 100 percent recycled containerboard in the world.

— Channing Hamilton

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