Temple-Inland is leaner and more responsive than ever before. Our cost structure is appropriate. Our capital is spent efficiently. Our assets are utilized effectively. We continually improve efficiency to deliver higher quality and lower costs.
Today, we are the most integrated producer of corrugated containers, attaining integration levels of 95% – 12% higher than our nearest competitor. Through process optimization and strategic capital investments, we have lowered our converting costs 8% while improving productivity 42% over the last 6 years. We have attained the highest ROA improvement of our peer group, climbing 8.9% from 2003 – 2008. Additionally, 80% of our building products operations are operating in the lowest cost quartile. An industry leader in technology-driven productivity, our building products operation continues to drive higher efficiency levels though our manufacturing excellence and unequaled customer service.
Through our intense focus on corrugated packaging and building products, we are leveraging best practices and applying technology, innovation and creativity to transform, not just our own business, but that of our customers’ as well.