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.
- "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.