Caraustar Announces Freight Surcharges on Paperboard Converted Products

Mar 10, 2011, 16:27 ET from Caraustar Industries, Inc.

ATLANTA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced today that it will implement freight surcharges on shipments of paperboard converted products effective with shipments on and after April 1, 2011.  

Robert Pender, Vice President, Industrial Products Group, stated, "Substantial recent increases in diesel fuel prices have dramatically increased the cost of doing business necessitating immediate cost recovery."

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


Robert G. Pender

Vice President, Industrial Packaging

(770) 948-3101

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