Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc.
Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc. (Blue Ridge) is engaged in the production and marketing of specialty paperboard packaging products, specialty and commodity grades of paperboard and paper products. It also provides a wide range of poly coated bleached board for hot and cold cup applications. . Blue Ridge owns and operates a pulp and paper mill, an extrusion polymer coating facility and four packaging plants. The company is headquartered at Canton in North Carolina, United States and employs 2,008 people.
The product line includes board products, specialty products, gable top packaging products, uncoated free sheets and specialty papers. Its customer base is comprised of leading beverage companies, dairies, cup stock converters and envelope manufacturers. It also exports its products to Europe, Central America, South America and Asia.
The company recorded revenues of $570.64 million during the fiscal year ended December 2006, an increase of 11.9% over 2005. The operating profit of the company was $16.73 million during the fiscal year 2006, as compared to an operating loss of $8.45 million during 2005. The net loss of the company was $1.44 million during the fiscal year 2006, as compared to a net loss of $20.68 million during 2005.