Great Plains Paper Tubes & Cores™ is located 148 feet underground in a limestone cave. We are a part of the Hunt Midwest Subtropolis, the world’s largest underground industrial park.
By using the geo-thermal properties of our underground environment, Great Plains’ underground facility has little cost to heat or cool, saving thousands of dollars per month in winter heating costs for a comparable above ground facility. This makes our carbon imprint significantly smaller than almost all of our competitors.
Stable, Consistent Climate Conditions
- Constant temperature and humidity protects our raw materials.
- The limestone facility provides a naturally controlled climate. The resulting benefit is a regulated temperature and humidity which protects and preserves the quality of our paper supply.
- Our new lighting system is comprised of high-efficiency T-5 lighting and motion sensors, a combination that has drastically lowered our lighting system’s electrical consumption
- By using highly reflective paint on the rock walls, we reduced the number of fixtures necessary to achieve proper lumen levels.