For over 50 years, Advance Packaging has been providing packaging solutions for customers with diverse products and changing needs.
Founded in 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we have grown to become a leading regional packaging provider. As our company has continued to prosper, we’ve invested and reinvested in infrastructure, technology and talent to enhance our overall capabilities, products, product quality and services.
Occasionally, People ask us about our unique logo. Yes, it's an egg! And why not? Right from the beginning, we chose nature’s perfect package to represent just what we’re all about — perfect packaging solutions.
|1966||Advance Packaging Corporation founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by Dick Strauss and Franklin Gregory|
|1977||Advance Packaging purchases new Langston Corrugator for board production|
|1991||TAPPI Paper lab is installed|
|1995||Advance Packaging earns ISO certification, the first box manufacturing plant in West Michigan to become certified|
|1999||Ownership transfers to Carol Hoyt and Don Crossley|
|2000||Advance Packaging installs a ISTA performance testing lab|
|2000||Colonial and Greenville Packaging companies are purchased|
|2005||Advance Packaging breaks ground on new 425,000 sq. ft. corrugated packaging manufacturing plant|
|2006||Advance Packaging purchases new high-speed BHS corrugator for new plant|
|2006||Advance Packaging purchases new Gopfert 7-color rotary die cutter, adding high-end direct print to our corrugated capabilities|
|2007||ISTA packaging testing services are expanded with online ordering of independent test lab services|
|2007||Advance Packaging earns Sustainable Forestry Initiative accreditation, meeting Certified Sourcing requirements|
|2014||CEO Carol Hoyt retires, and Don Crossley becomes the sole owner|
|2015||Advance earns the FTA Sustainability Excellence award|
|2016||Advance Packaging purchases new HP Scitex 15500 digital printer and Zund digital cutter|
|2016||Advance Packaging adds 75,000 sq. ft. to existing corrugated packaging manufacturing plant|
|2018||Advance Packaging purchases a new Gopfert 8-color printing press|
|2018||Advance Packaging purchases a new Bobst Mastercut 2.1 Platen die cutter|
The right packaging can make all the difference — reducing costs, creating exposure and improving the customer experience. If your current packaging needs an upgrade, or if you have questions about our company history, please click the Contact Us at the top right of your screen and fill out our form or call us directly at 616.949.6610.