• From Kraft Linerboard

  • And Recycled Medium

  • To Corrugated Packaging

Interstate Container is now DS Smith


Quality corrugated packaging from our Interstate Container plants,
including retail and shelf-ready packaging and POP displays,
originate from high-performance kraft linerboard and corrugating medium
produced by Interstate Paper and United Corrstack.

Quality products are the result of quality people. An outstanding attitude is a job requirement.

Curtis Perkins, General Manager
Interstate Container Reading, Pennsylvania


Interstate Resource's long history of operational excellence is a point of pride. We are just as proud of our record in the area of environmental stewardship. It is our belief that cost controls and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive propositions. We live and work in the communities where our mills and plants are located, and where our families, friends and neighbors live.

Common sense, as well as good business practices, dictate a responsible approach to protecting and preserving our natural resources. So it is natural for us to hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct and environmental responsibility and to practice open communication with our employees as well as the public.

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Everyone we come in contact with wants information instantly and easily. The ability
to deliver that - combined with innovation -
is a difference-maker.

Pete Bugas, Director of Global Greencoat® Group
Interstate Container Cambridge, Maryland

About Us

Interstate Resources, Inc. Facts

in 13 Manufacturing Locations
in 9 States

Thousand tons
of kraft linerboard
per year

Thousand Tons
of recycled corrugated medium
per year

Billion Sq. Ft. of corrugated converting
& packaging operations
employees in the Eastern US
Million Dollars in Annual Sales

Interstate Resources, Inc. group of manufacturing facilities, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, employs over 1,500 people in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Our operations include two paper mills for kraft linerboard and recycled corrugated medium, two timber and lumber operations, three corrugated container operations, three corrugated sheet plants, and one corrugated sheet feeder. In addition, we have our own bio-mass power plant.

Interstate Resources’ primary market is the Eastern seaboard of the United States with a growing commitment to the South and Midwest. Most of our corrugated container production and packaging products are sold domestically. We are a net seller of containerboard to independent box makers and export kraft linerboard to Canada, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our people make Interstate Resources’ commitment to quality and service possible. We have vast and varied knowledge of the market, strong skills, and excellent attitudes. We are entrepreneurs working in an environment designed to foster a sense of ownership, where people have personal and professional flexibility.

If you’re interested in a career at Interstate Resources, Inc., send your resume to careers@interstateresources.com

The result is synergistic teamwork and an atmosphere of caring, respect, and dedication. Our employees become family, and our families become employees. At Interstate Resources, we often have two and sometimes three generations of the same family working together.

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