About KapStone

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in April 2005 by industry veterans to establish operating businesses in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries.  Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, KapStone is a leading North American producer of unbleached Kraft paper and corrugated packaging products. KapStone’s annual revenues exceed $3 billion, and the company employs approximately 6,000 people.

KapStone’s paper mills produce a wide spectrum of kraft and recycled products ranging from containerboard, including liner and medium, to kraft papers, saturating kraft and folding carton board.  The mill’s product portfolio contains several branded products including Kraftpak.®, DuraSorb®, TEA-Kraft® and  FibreShield®  as well as a focus on extensible kraft paper grades and on high-performance, lightweight linerboard.  KapStone’s corrugated packaging business offers an array of fully equipped corrugator Box Plants, Sheet Plants and Sheet Feeders providing industrial and retail corrugated packaging solutions for any customer, regardless of size or demands.  Victory Packaging is KapStone’s North American distributor of all types of packaging specializing in providing unique solutions for its clients with 65 distribution centers across         North America.

Our Principles


We have the resources and skill sets consistent with a large company.

We treat our customers and employees like a small, family-oriented company.


We are keenly focused on satisfying customers and employees.
We believe that shareholder satisfaction is a function of customer and employee satisfaction.

We satisfy EMPLOYEES by creating a climate for excellence in:

  • Safety
  • Open communication
  • Fair, competitive compensation and benefits
  • Empowerment
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Performance-based incentive programs

We satisfy CUSTOMERS by providing excellence in:




As part of our commitment to excellence in customer and employee satisfaction, we have an imperative to:

  • Set goals
  • Develop improvement plans
  • Monitor progress


Above everything else, we have integrity. This means we conduct business in a manner conforming to the highest ethical and business standards.


KapStone Is...

KapStone Is...

building long-term relationships as a valued partner to our customers.

We Will...

We Will...

use continuous improvement, in a TEAM environment so that employees reach their full potential.

KapStone Is...

KapStone Is...

making investments to enhance shareholder value through strategic growth and improved efficiencies.

We Are...

We Are...

using up to date technology to be innovative, profitable, safe and environmentally responsible.

Health & Safety

KapStone Paper & Packaging is committed to the safety and health of every employee – our most important core value.  We will ensure that we have systems in place to identify and mitigate any hazard that may present itself in the workplace.  We encourage employees to be responsible for their own safety as well as the safety of those working around them.  It is an expectation that employees will exhibit safe behaviors in the workplace.  We will promote safe behaviors through observations conducted by all members of the KapStone Team.

The KapStone Leadership Team is committed to ensuring that all resources required to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment are made available.  The health and safety process includes clearly understood procedures, employee training, and a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the systems that are in place.  KapStone follows the thought process that “there is nothing we do that cannot be done safely.”

KapStone Container Corporation Health and Safety Commitment