International Paper to Build New Plant in Chester County, Hennessey Says
12/15/2021
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim Hennessey (R-Chester/Montgomery) announced today that International Paper plans to build a state-of-the-art corrugated packing plant in West Sadsbury Township, Chester County, next year, which will bring about 150 new jobs to the area.

“I was glad to help in bringing this plant to western Chester County and I am pleased that it will expand manufacturing in our area and create good-paying jobs,” said Hennessey. 

In a letter to Hennessey, Peter Heist, area vice president of International Paper, thanked Hennessey for his support of International Paper. “We are excited to expand our U.S. footprint and continue serving our customers with the highest level of safety, quality, operational excellence and customer service,” he said. “The facility will allow International Paper to expand its industrial packaging footprint in southeast Pennsylvania and the northeast United States.”

“The West Sadsbury plant will be the first box plant International Paper will have built in the United States in more than 30 years,” said Hennessey. “It is great to see this expansion in manufacturing in our area and I am hopeful more will follow.”

To further aid in helping International Paper to locate here, the Wolf administration today approved a $371,000 rail freight grant to construct approximately 500 feet of new railroad track to the plant and rehabilitate 1,200 feet of existing track near the site.

According to company officials, construction of the West Sadsbury plant is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022 and it is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2023.

International Paper is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and
pulp products. It has manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. 



Representative Tim Hennessey
26th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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