It’s a busy morning almost every day at Pollock Paper. With their headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas this company specializes in making corrugated boxes.
“We do business with a lot of Fortune 500 companies and also a lot of smaller companies,” said Pollock Paper Vice President of Manufacturing Thomas Youngberg.
Business is up at Pollock Paper ten percent from last year. It means consumers are spending more money. The economy could be taking a turn for the better. Close to around one hundred and fifty thousand boxes are made each day at Pollock. Youngberg says this number is expected to grow as new orders come in.
“When you look at the corrugated business in the past it’s always a pretty good indicator of what’s to come,” said Youngberg.
Financial Strategist Clark Hodges at Hodges Capital says it’s not a surprise.
“Texas is one of the few pockets of strength and it’s one of the few areas that people want to move to,” said Hodges. “It doesn’t surprise me at all that in this part of the country business is good.”
For those of you who hope to start a business of your own one day Hodges has a suggestion.
“Buy lunch,” said Hodges. “If you take a guy to lunch you’ll eventually get some business out of him because you know him personally. That’s the mentality. People welcome that in Dallas.”
Click play and watch the video above produced by journalist Austin Wright and shot by videographer Chris Ghanbari.