Smurfit-Stone

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The Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation was a Creve Coeur, Missouri-based manufacturer of cardboard boxes. The company operated a 110-worker plant at 3200 Pinson Valley Parkway in Birmingham.

In January 2009 Smurfit-Stone announced plans to file for bankruptcy protection. Norcross, Georgia-based RockTenn purchased the company for $3.5 billion and closed the Birmingham plant in 2011 as part of its realignment. The building was briefly used by HomeLand Vinyl Products while that company repaired its tornado-damaged building on the other side of Cleage Drive. It was then sold to the adjacent Royal Cup Coffee in 2013.

References

  • "RockTenn will close Birmingham plant." (June 3, 2011) Birmingham News
  • Poe, Ryan (July 9, 2013) "Royal Cup buys big as it expands on Pinson Valley." Birmingham Business Journal.