Most box plants are just trying to stay afloat in the current bleak economic conditions, especially if they are rigid box makers. They wouldn't even think about starting up a new business.
It's one thing to turn around a business in good times. But add the challenges of an anemic economy, customer consolidation, corporate fraud, and the effect of Sept. 11, and most entrepreneurs might reconsider.
Kappa De Zeeuw Golfkarton markets itself as "specialists in colorful packaging solutions" and with the recent installation of its Cuir six-color Rotaflexo Mark II, it's gaining even more recognition.
Chuck Hamilton, president, St. Joseph Packaging, takes great pride in how he and his ancestors have built this independent folding carton converter: one order at a time.
SCA Packaging Lombardia Srl, Arcore, Italy, is one of SCA's main production plants, producing corrugated sheets to the numerous small box factories situated in and near Milan.