Caraustar Announces Freight Surcharges on All Uncoated Mill Grades and Products

Mar 21, 2011, 17:00 ET from Caraustar Industries, Inc.

ATLANTA, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced today that it will implement freight surcharges on all shipments of Uncoated Mill grades and products. The freight surcharge will be $.65 per mile and will be effective with shipments on and after April 4, 2011.

Greg Bartlett, vice president sales and marketing of the mill group stated, "Carriers have increased rates for many freight lanes recently, and fuel surcharges have increased dramatically. We must implement this freight surcharge and will monitor it on a monthly basis."

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


Gregory A. Bartlett

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mill Group

(770) 948-3101

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