Formed in 1998 by the merger of the Smurfit Corporation and the Stone Container Corporation, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is an integrated producer of paper, paperboard and packaging. The company is one of the industry's leading producers of unbleached paper and packaging. Its product lines include containerboard, corrugated containers, kraft paper, and paper bags and sacks. In addition, the company is one of the largest collectors, marketers and exporters of recovered fiber. Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is headquartered in Galesburg, Ill., and operates more than 200 mills, converting facilities, manufacturing facilities and sales offices employing nearly 25,000 people throughout North America, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and Asia.