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Boxes give hint of growth in economy [HD]

Austin Wright
Boxes give hint of growth in economy [HD]

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.

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Austin Wright

This story was reported by: Austin Wright (15 Videos)

Hello DFW my name is Austin Wright and I'm proud to say that I was born and raised right here In North Texas. I come from a huge family that is made up of some of the most remarkable people I've ever had the privilege of knowing. They say everything is bigger in Texas and the Wright family is no exception. Dreams as we know are an important part of life but in order to truly sleep sound at night we must turn our dreams into reality and live them. Aviation has always been a dream of mine and after graduating from Eastern Hills in 2001 I hit the ground running and eventually earned my wings. For the past six years I've piloted corporate jets all over the world. My travels have allowed me to walk the streets of some amazing cities. However no matter where I am Dallas will always be home. Like flying broadcasting has always been another passion of mine. I'm excited to be a member of this very talented news team and I look forward to upholding our long standing tradition of bringing the DFW community positive, upbeat news.


One Response to “Boxes give hint of growth in economy [HD]”

  1. Brad Says:

    Great article!

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