Amazon and ‘unboxing’ breathe new life into century-old Pollock business

Sometimes everything old is new again.

Just ask the folks at Pollock.

The Grand Prairie-based maker of millions upon millions of corrugated boxes is celebrating its 100th anniversary with renewed vigor thanks to the “Amazon effect” — where every sort of product is being bought online and shipped to people’s doorsteps in those lowly, ubiquitous containers.

Pollock’s two Grand Prairie plants churn out nearly 2 million square feet of corrugated products every day — about 450 million square feet a year.

To put that in perspective, if the boxes were used as carpet, it would be enough flooring for more than 400 50-story skyscrapers.

One can only hope that consumers are recycling most of them.

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