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Fall 2022 Paper Industry Career Fair

Thank you to all that participated in the 2022 Paper Industry Career Fair on Wednesday, August 31 2022! We had a record breaking 35 companies in attendance along with 200+ Paper Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering students.

2022 Company List


Privately held, global chemical manufacturing company.

Cascades Tissue Group

We are a paper converting facility and have a plant in Wagram, NC and a paper mill in Rockingham, NC.

Clearwater Paper

Two mills located in Shelby NC produce a variety of high-quality premium and ultra-premium bathroom tissue, household paper towels, and napkins for major retail outlets throughout the U.S. using state-of-the-art technology.


We design, manufacture, market and distribute a wide variety of communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and airlaid nonwovens. We are the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America, and one of the largest manufacturers of pulp in the world. Our network of 12 pulp and paper mills and 9 manufacturing and converting facilities gives us approximately 2.7 million tons of papermaking capacity and 1.5 million air-dried metric tons (ADMT) of market pulp capacity annually to help us to serve our customers, support our employees and strengthen our communities.

DS Smith

At DS Smith our purpose is ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’. It’s our reason for being and why our team of 29,000 employees across 300+ sites worldwide come to work every day. With our innovative approach to packaging, we are protecting natural resources, reducing waste and pollution and leading the transition to a ‘circular’, more sustainable future.

By joining our team you’ll be helping us lead the transition to The Circular Economy – a genuine solution to some of the biggest global sustainability challenges facing the world like pollution, waste, biodiversity loss and climate change.

The transition to the Circular Economy isn’t optional. It’s the only viable alternative to the current linear economy that’s based on a ‘take, make, waste’ mindset we’ve followed since the industrial revolution. But the clock is ticking, and to make change happen faster we are already hard at work, building a dynamic and diverse ecosystem of people from across our own business, our industry, government, communities and beyond.

Our North American operations are based in Atlanta, Georgia and include 12 packaging facilities, 2 paper mills, along with our recycling, timber, lumber and forestry operations, totaling nearly 2000 employees.

DuBois Chemicals

DuBois Chemicals provides comprehensive solutions for mill contaminant control and improves machine fabric performance. DuBois’ patented fabric treatments and cleaners help fabrics run better, stay cleaner, and break-in faster. In addition, our unique contaminants control line addresses deposition problems from stickies, wood pitches, strength resins, scales, and biological growth. DuBois also provides foam control, odor elimination, water management, lubrication, and facility cleaning solutions.

Ecolab/Nalco Water

A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

When you come to work at Ecolab, you get to take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges and have the opportunity to learn and grow, shape your career, make an impact and quickly see the importance of your work.


EDT is a pioneer and leader in the development, sale and servicing of enzyme programs in the Pulp & Paper industry. With over a dozen different enzymatic programs, EDT is helping mills make more tons, higher quality tons, lower cost tons and more Sustainable tons. Never have our value propositions been of greater value than in this environment of greatly higher energy costs and the need to materially change the cost structure of making the industry’s products. EDT has positions ranging from research to field positions in the cultivation and support of customers around the world.

First Quality Tissue

First Quality was founded in 1989 and has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


We Protect What Matters Most
Diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams are at the heart of leadership at GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. We’re committed to fostering a culture that reflects our values to connect, empower, evolve, and inspire.


Our life’s work is to help people improve their lives by making and innovating products and services our customers value. Our focus is on delivering mutual benefit: Win-win outcomes that make life better for customers and employees alike. With more than 120,000 employees worldwide — about 60,000 in the United States — and a presence in more than 70 countries, we offer abundant opportunities. We are one of the largest private companies in the world, and since 2003, have invested nearly $133 billion in growth and improvements. Our businesses are involved in refining and chemicals; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments. Georgia-Pacific, our paper products, such as bath tissue and paper towels, are at-home essentials. And our sturdy building materials make homes and commercial buildings possible. Brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, and Dixie®. To learn more about our companies and culture, visit our page at

Graphic Packaging International

Embarking on a new career? Make sure you’re considering your strongest options.

While you might not know Graphic Packaging International by name, you’re certainly familiar with our work. In fact, chances are our sustainable, innovative products are in your pantry right now. We design smart and attractive packaging that stands out in the highly competitive retail marketplace.

If you read the smaller print, you’ll find a quiet powerhouse of a company, stealthily revolutionizing an industry, producing the essentials that fuel our country, and growing quicker than you might expect. We’re looking for the next generation of talent to join our team!

Green Bay Packaging

Green Bay Packaging is a full-service packaging company offering innovative corrugated packaging, folding cartons and coated label stock.


Greif is a leading supplier of industrial packaging products and services. With strategic locations throughout more than 37 countries, Greif remains steadfast in its commitment to being the highest performing customer service entity for its global and regional customers around the world.

Hood Container

Hood Container Corporation is a family-owned, Mill to Market company specializing in containerboard and kraft paper, corrugated boxes, high graphic displays, and contract packaging. Our commitment to customer happiness, employee well-being, environmental stewardship, and operational excellence drive our business. Over the last decade, Hood Container Corporation has grown to become one of the top ten Paper and Packaging Companies in the United States. Our integrated company resources allow for a unique dynamic that evolves with every addition to our geographic footprint. We excel at offering the benefits of a large corporation while operating as a boutique business building close relationships with our customers.

IBS Paper Performance Group

Founded in Teufenbach, Austria, IBS-PPG is a family-owned equipment supplier for the paper industry. The 12 innovating and strong brands in the group are industry leaders that supply equipment primarily on the paper machine, finished products, and approach flow systems. The North American offices are located in Chespeake, VA; Brockville, Ontario, Canada; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

International Paper

We transform renewable resources into recyclable products that people depend on every day.

Intertape Polymer Group

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture and sale of a variety of paper and film based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, stretch and shrink films, protective packaging, woven and non-woven products and packaging machinery for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, IPG employs approximately 4,200 employees with operations in 34 locations, including 22 manufacturing facilities in North America, five in Asia and two in Europe.

James Hardie Building Products

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 5,200 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $3.6 billion in net sales during our 2022 financial year.

We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.

Key to this effort is our dedication to our customers, market driven innovation, an inclusive and empowering company culture, and an unwavering commitment to our Zero Harm safety initiative. We also recognize the company’s ability to influence the communities in which we live and work around the world. While operating with a global mindset, we put great care into how our business impacts the local communities in which we operate and serve by sourcing locally, employing locally and delivering locally.

Morgan Advanced Materials

Morgan Advanced Materials is a world leader in advanced materials science and engineering of ceramics, carbon and composites. We operate in a series of well-defined markets where our applications expertise offers our customers a valuable differentiator, engineering high-specification materials, components and sub-assembly parts that solve their challenging technical problems.

New-Indy Containerboard

New-Indy is an independent, privately-owned manufacturer and supplier of corrugated boxes, recycled containerboard and virgin linerboard in the industrial packaging industry.

Pactiv Evergreen

We are a large Paper Mill in Canton NC. We produce about 1,600 tons of paper a day and have approximately 1,200 employee.

Packaging Corporation of America

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

Pixelle Specialty Solutions

As the largest and fastest-growing manufacturer of specialty papers in North America, Pixelle Specialty Solutions® offers a comprehensive portfolio of products that make life look better every day. From the first cup of to-go coffee in the morning to the bestsellers we read at night, we improve life through innovation, quality and expertise. Our high-performance solutions help customers achieve superior converting results for products that boost brand appeal, improve user experience and support sustainability goals. Let’s work together to make life a little better.

Rayonier Advanced Materials

Rayonier Advanced Materials is the leading global manufacturer of high purity cellulose, a natural polymer commonly found in cell phones, computer screens, filters, food, and pharmaceuticals. With manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and France, Rayonier Advanced Materials employs approximately 2000 people.


Sappi is a global renewable resource company that uses every part of the tree to make every day more sustainable.

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa is a FTSE 100 company and one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging in the world, with operations in 23 European countries and 12 countries in the Americas.

Smurfit Kappa North America is part of the Smurfit Kappa Group and is a leading integrated paperboard and paper-based packaging manufacturer with multiple facilities in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico.

Our pro-active team relentlessly uses our extensive experience and expertise, to collaborate with forward thinking customers. Sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in the packaging community.

Smurfit Kappa has an unrivalled portfolio of sustainable paper-packaging solutions, which continues to be updated to meet packaging trends. Our optimal paper packaging designs, logistics, timeliness of service allows all customer needs to be met. All Smurfit Kappa products are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improving the environmental footprint of our customers.


Solenis is the leading supplier of specialty chemistries to the Pulp and Paper Industry.

Sonoco Products Company

Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks.


Brazilian Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp Supplier.


Sylvamo is “the world’s paper company,” headquartered in Memphis, TN. Sylvamo employs approximately 7,500 people worldwide, with mills in Europe, Latin America, and North America. Sylvamo produces and supplies uncoated free sheet paper worldwide.

Tellus Products

We are a manufacturing company. We use sugar cane fibers to make biodegradable and compostable plates, bowls, and take-out plates.

The Procter & Gamble Company

Our brands are trusted in millions of living rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms—and have been passed down from generation to generation. We are the people behind the brands you trust, and we’re committed to making peoples’ lives better in small but meaningful ways, every day.


WestRock (NYSE: WRK) is a Fortune 200 company with $20 billion in annual revenues that partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Yonkers Industries Inc.

Yonkers Industries is a Global Leader who has provided Construction Management Services to High-Tech Industries around the world for over 35 years. We bring an unsurpassed level of knowledge, experience, and safety standards to every project, with the integrity it takes to continually put our clients’ needs first. Our Lean, Innovative and Creative approach to projects coupled with our hands on Management Approach, eliminates the gap between our Executives and Field Operations.