Bay Cities: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Demand for packaging accelerated into 2021, following a wild ecommerce explosion in 2020, caused by our pesky virus. Transportation costs and labor costs were getting out of control. Our new President signed into law the 1.9 trillion-dollar American Rescue Plan. While money was dispersed into Americans’ bank accounts, our industry was suffering from not only labor and transportation issues, we were also short on containerboard (the base material of what boxes are made off) and the capacity to convert these into sheets and boxes. 

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