Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation is one of the leading integrated manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging. It operates in two segments, containerboard and corrugated containers and consumer packaging. The company is one of the leading producers of containerboard, including white top linerboard and recycled medium, corrugated containers, point-of-purchase displays, multiwall and specialty bags and clay-coated recycled boxboard. The company is one of the world s largest collectors and marketers of recovered fiber. It also produces solid bleached sulfate, folding cartons, flexible packaging and labels. Smurfit-Stone operates approximately 250 facilities located primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico and employs roughly 35,000 people. Founded in 1968, the company has its headquarters in Chicago.