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35 Years of InnovationExcellenceProgress

CartonCraft Inc. has been a leading manufacturer since 1987. Founded by Godfrey Chapman, the company's journey began in Rosemont, Illinois, with a focus on quality and a commitment to growth. This dedication has fueled continuous expansion, from acquiring new equipment and facilities to venturing into new markets and capabilities. Today, CartonCraft stands as a trusted innovator in the folding carton industry.

1987
CartonCraft is Founded
From Humble Beginnings: CartonCraft Inc. Folds Its Way to Success

CartonCraft Inc. has a rich history rooted in the folding carton industry. It all began in Rosemont, Illinois, in 1987, when Godfrey Chapman laid the foundation for the company. With a single press, a die cutter, and two folder gluers, Chapman embarked on a journey that would see CartonCraft blossom into a world-class carton manufacturer.

1996
Relocated to Barrington, IL
CartonCraft Packs Up for Bigger Success in Barrington Move

Fueled by organic growth, CartonCraft Inc. made the strategic decision to relocate its operations to a larger facility in Barrington, Illinois. This move, completed in 1996, signified a significant milestone for the company.

2002
Leadership Change
Tony Reyes Becomes CEO/President

CEO/President Tony Reyes acquires CartonCraft, allowing the company to qualify as a member of these organizations:

  • National Minority Development Council
  • The Chicago Minority Development Council
  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise
2005
Expands to St. Charles, IL
CartonCraft Expands Again: St. Charles Facility Poised for Continued Growth

In a move reflecting their impressive growth trajectory, CartonCraft Inc. relocated again to an even larger facility in St. Charles, Illinois. This strategic decision positioned them to seamlessly meet the increasing demands of their customer base and explore new opportunities within the industry. The expanded space allowed them to continue delivering exceptional service while fostering future innovation. With this relocation, CartonCraft was well-equipped to solidify its position at the forefront of the folding carton market.

2006
Food Safety Certification
CartonCraft Earns ASI Food Safety Certification: Ensuring Quality at Every Step

At CartonCraft, we're committed to providing our customers with the highest quality packaging solutions. That commitment extends far beyond the durability and functionality of our folding cartons. We understand the critical role safe packaging plays in the food industry, and we're proud to announce that we have achieved ASI Food Safety Certification.

This rigorous certification process ensures that our facility and production practices meet the strictest standards for food safety. From material selection and storage to manufacturing and handling, every step of the process is meticulously monitored to prevent contamination and safeguard your products.

What ASI Food Safety Certification Means for You:

  • Enhanced peace of mind: You can be confident that your food products are packaged in a safe and sanitary environment, minimizing the risk of contamination.
  • Compliance with industry regulations: ASI certification demonstrates your commitment to adhering to the latest food safety regulations.
  • Stronger brand reputation: Consumers are increasingly concerned about food safety. Partnering with an ASI-certified packaging supplier like CartonCraft reinforces your brand's commitment to quality and consumer health.

At CartonCraft, we are dedicated to continuous improvement. Achieving ASI Food Safety Certification is a testament to our ongoing efforts to provide our customers with the safest, most reliable packaging solutions available. Contact us today to learn more about how our commitment to quality can benefit your business.

2010
FSC® & SFI® Certifications
Sustainable Packaging, Superior Results

CartonCraft takes pride in offering packaging solutions that are both environmentally responsible and of the highest quality. We've achieved industry-leading certifications to demonstrate this commitment.

FSC® & SFI® Certified
Our paperboard comes from responsibly managed forests, ensuring a sustainable future for our woodlands.

ISO 9001:2008 Certified
We continuously improve our processes, guaranteeing consistent excellence in everything we do. By choosing CartonCraft, you get eco-friendly packaging that meets the strictest quality standards. It's a win for your brand and the planet.

2013
In-House Testing Facility
Investing in Excellence: CartonCraft Expands Quality Control

CartonCraft's commitment to continuous improvement goes beyond certifications. We recently invested in our quality assurance program by adding an in-house testing lab. This state-of-the-the-art facility allows us to conduct rigorous testing of our materials and finished products, ensuring they meet the highest standards.

 
2014
Top Tier Food Safety
Safeguarding Your Brand: CartonCraft Achieves SQF Level 2 Certification

At CartonCraft, your product's safety is our top priority. In 2014, CartonCract achieved SQF Level 2 certification. This rigorous program signifies our commitment to the highest standards for food safety and quality management throughout our entire supply chain.

Enhanced Food Safety Measures
Our SQF certification demonstrates a comprehensive food safety program that minimizes the risk of contamination.

Rigorous Quality Control
SQF standards ensure consistent quality in every carton we produce.

Greater Consumer Confidence
Consumers are increasingly concerned about food safety. Your SQF partnership reassures them of your commitment to quality.

2015
Lighting the Way
CartonCraft Slashes Energy Consumption

CartonCraft is committed to minimizing our environmental impact. We recently implemented a comprehensive lighting upgrade throughout our manufacturing facility. This initiative has resulted in a significant 50% reduction in energy wattage.

2017
Expanded Offerings
Acquisition Brings Pinch Bottom Bags & Paper Wraps

In 2017, CartonCraft made a strategic move to strengthen its ability to serve customers' evolving packaging needs. Through a successful acquisition in Fort Madison, Iowa, CartonCraft was now able to offer a wider range of packaging solutions, including: Pinch Bottom Bags & Paper Wraps

Adds 45,000 Sq Ft.
New 45,000 Sq Ft. Facility for Pinch Bottom Bags

In 2017, CartonCraft marked a significant step forward with the expansion of its St. Charles manufacturing site. The company broke ground on a new 45,000 square foot facility dedicated solely to the production of printed and unprinted pinch bottom bags.

This expansion solidified CartonCraft's commitment to providing innovative packaging solutions to its customers. Pinch bottom bags offer a versatile and secure packaging option for a wide range of products, and the new facility allowed them to meet the growing demand for this product line.

Now
The Future of Packaging
Investing in Tomorrow: CartonCraft Prepares for the Next Chapter in Packaging Solutions

Looking towards the future, our dedication to innovation, quality, and sustainability remains unwavering. Our commitment to continuous improvement ensures we'll stay at the forefront of the folding carton industry. With our recent expansions and certifications, we are well-positioned to tackle new challenges and meet the evolving needs of our customers. Building on our 30+ year history of success, CartonCraft is poised to continue delivering exceptional packaging solutions for years to come.

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