Interstate Resources is not a fancy name for the latest US Highway Bill, but a paperboard and packaging products manufacturer. The company's offerings include linerboard, kraft paper (for bags), and corrugated medium board and packaging for consumer products and retail displays. It also produces timber and wood chips, and burns the waste to fuel its plants; it sells the excess to the local power grid. Interstate Resources operates about a dozen plants on the east coast. The company's products are sold in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast US, as well as exported to Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Lebanese industrial manufacturer INDEVCO owns Interstate Resources.
Interstate Resources opened in 1939 as a single box plant in Glendale, New York. It has continued to grow organically through product research and development of sustainable products, and through business acquisitions (beginning in 1958), which boosted its capacity.
Today, the company divides its business between four operating divisions: container, energy, paper, and timber. Blue chip customers for its containers have included Reckitt Benckiser, MillerCoors, HH Brown Shoe, and HarperCollins; for paper products, Sonoco, Central National-Gottesman, and Carolina Trading; and for timber, Great Southern Wood Preserving, Rayonier, and Universal Forest Products. – less