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Paper Transport announces new locations in Downtown Green Bay

Mid Valley Drive location in De Pere still to be utilized

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January 26, 2023

GREEN BAY – Paper Transport, a Wisconsin-based for-hire truckload carrier and provider of brokerage services, recently announced it has obtained two new locations in downtown Green Bay’s Broadway District.

The first location, which Paper Transport CEO Ben Schill said is temporary in nature, is within Base Companies at 340 N. Broadway and will house about 50 employees.

The second location is in the Larson Canning Company building located at 540 N. Broadway, which Schill said will be renovated over the course of 2023 and be the company’s more permanent home.

“Moving into the downtown office (within Base Companies) means we are on the verge of something bigger,” he said.

“Effectively, we have two new locations, but this first one is our first step downtown and temporary as we construct our future home in the Rail Yard District (in the Larson Canning building).”

Schill said the eventual new home in the Rail Yard District gives Paper Transport flexibility.

“One of the reasons we chose the Rail Yard District is it gives us future options for additional office space beyond what we have – there’s room for growth,” he said. “That’s why we chose the Rail Yard District – we don’t want to put ourselves in a position where three years from now, we’re looking for a third space. We have the flexibility to grow, and that’s what was attractive.”

Laurie Radke, president and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce said she’s excited about Paper Transport’s move downtown.

“What started more than 20 years ago as part of the chamber’s business incubator program, now called the Startup Hub, has flourished into an enterprise employing more than 1,000 people,” she said. “Paper Transport’s continued growth is a true success story and shows the commitment it has to this community.”

De Pere location
Paper Transport’s main headquarters has been in De Pere at 1250 Mid Valley Drive since 2016.

“The renovation of the Larson Canning building will be an extension of our office at Mid Valley,” Schill said. “We will continue to utilize the De Pere office as well. We are not starting a new business – we are building on the foundation we have in place.”

Schill said the spaces are part of one larger team.

Ben Schill

“Our intent is to have it feel that way for all employees,” he said.

Schill said the De Pere location has proven beneficial, as it provides weekly training classes for new Class A license holders who have committed to the company.

“It’s also proven to be an easy and accessible building for Paper Transport’s semi-truck drivers to stop in,” he said. “The Mid Valley location will remain open and house most of our employees. We’ve simply outgrown that building and need more space.”

Schill said the growth since 2016 has been “amazing.”

“I wouldn’t have believed six years ago we would have outgrown that facility,” he said. “Our intent is to have two long-term locations in the Green Bay area. One at our existing location at 1250 Mid Valley and the other in the Rail Yard District.”

More about Paper Transport
Schill said Paper Transport was “born” in 1990 with two founders and five trucks.

“Fast forward more than 30 years, and now Paper Transport employs about 1,300 people across the Midwest and Southeast,” he said. “At our core, we’re primarily a trucking company. In addition to our trucking business, we have an intermodal business that moves freight, utilizing trucks and the train. We also have a fast-growing, non-asset, logistics business.”

Schill said Paper Transport has employees in 22 states.

“Though we do business in other parts of the country, our home is Green Bay,” he said. “The reason we’re expanding here, and not other places, is because we are a Green Bay-based company. Our roots are here, and we want to continue to support the community and grow in Green Bay.”

Schill said it’s always been a struggle to find the right talent, but the Green Bay area is a great area to choose from.

“I would say it ebbs and flows, but if you think hiring is easy, then maybe you’re not going after the right crowd,” he said. “We feel strongly about the growth that’s in front of us. The educational system in Green Bay and the talent here is going to fulfill our needs for future growth.”

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