Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger between Jefferson Smurfit Corporation and Stone Container Corporation. It is one of the largest paper recycling and packaging companies in the United States and has a staff of more than 21,000 employees. Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation provides a range of paper-based packaging products, such as corrugated containers, case packers and tray formers. The company s facilities offer co-packaging and warehousing services, including the Just-In-Time program. In addition, it specializes in total process management. Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation offers recycling services for several items, such as newsprints, old corrugated containers, aluminum cans and plastic milk jugs. The company is a member of EPC Global, which deploys a standardized worldwide system for real-time tracking through the Internet.