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.

The Egg

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.