From the beginning, Packaging Corporation of America has been built on the devotion and cooperation of its customers and its people. As we have grown, we have maintained one particular focus: to deliver world-class containerboard and packaging solutions where you need us, when you need us.
1990PCA acquires Hanover Container (in Pennsylvania), a manufacturer of corrugated products, and Deseret Container (in Salt Lake City, Utah), a corrugated sheet plant and established supplier of low-volume, fast-turnaround orders.
PCA also acquires Produce and Poultry Container Corporation, a producer of wax-cascaded boxes, later merged into Harrisonburg Container, and six facilities from Dixie Container Corporation, the largest independent corrugated company in the Southeast.
1991PCA purchases two containerboard mills, 19 corrugated container plants and cutting rights to approximately 650,000 acres of timberlands from Georgia-Pacific. It is PCA’s largest acquisition to date.
1993PCA establishes an industry benchmark for quality by becoming the first U.S. containerboard company to earn ISO certification for its linerboard and semi-chemical medium mills.
1995PCA changes its name to Tenneco Packaging.
Tenneco Packaging acquires two corrugated packaging operations with expertise in enhanced graphics and other value added specialties: Lux Packaging (Waco, Texas) and The United Group (South Gate, California).
Tenneco Packaging also acquires three corrugated packaging sheet plant operations specializing in quick turnarounds, short runs and specialized products for regional customers: Sun King Container (El Paso, Texas), Mid Michigan Container (Edmore, Michigan), and a unit of Domtar Packaging (Watertown, New York).
1996The Counce, Tennesee, paper mill receives the “America’s Best Plants” award, making it the first paper mill to earn this distinction from Industry Week magazine.
Tenneco Packaging acquires a specialty sheet plant in Allentown, Pennsylvania.