Caraustar Announces Folding Carton Price Increase

Mar 18, 2011, 08:15 ET from Caraustar Industries, Inc.

ATLANTA, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced today a price increase on all folding carton products, effective with orders placed on and after March 28, 2011.

Mark Maley, vice president consumer packaging said, "2011 continues to be a difficult operating environment for manufacturers. We have experienced continued escalation of input costs on paperboard, corrugated packaging, freight and fuel, among other things; this price increase is necessary to recover those escalating costs."

About Caraustar

Caraustar Industries, Inc. is one of North America's largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products.  The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services.  Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.  Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use markets:  tubes and cores; folding cartons; gypsum facing paper and specialty paperboard products.  For additional information on Caraustar, please visit the company's website at


Mark I. Maley

Vice President, Consumer Packaging

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