History

History

History: American Packaging Corp. More than 110 years of innovation in custom packaging

In over a century of history, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been owned by only two families, the Kardons and the Schottlands, and our company has been led by only five CEOs in that time. Our longstanding success as custom flexible packaging suppliers has been fueled by our commitment to providing more innovation, more quality, and more responsive customer service, along with our strategic investments in the latest technology. We encourage you to read ” Stan the Man ” to learn more about the foundation the company was built on.  Important company milestones can be found below.

2016

Company breaks ground on new rotogravure satellite facility in DeForest, Wisconsin

2016

APC adds in-house Quad Seal pouching capabilities in Story City, IA

2015

The company announces the next expansion to include building construction and several pieces of new equipment in Story City, Iowa flexographic location.

2015

APC installs a custom-built 10-station flexographic press and other expansion equipment at the Story City, Iowa facility.

2014

APC builds its new APC Center for Packaging Innovation in Columbus, Wisconsin to promote ideation, collaboration, prototype construction, and the exhibition of products.

2014

APC installs a custom-built rotogravure press with 10 stations, along with other expansion equipment.

2011

APC installs a custom-built rotogravure press with 10 stations, a third cylinder storage and retrieval system, and laser scoring equipment, along with a 100,000 square-foot building expansion at the Columbus, Wisconsin facility.

2010

APC installs a custom-built 10-station flexographic press, off-line laminator, and other auxiliary equipment at the Story City, Iowa facility.

2009

APC undergoes a building expansion and installs a new tandem laminator with coextrusion coating capabilities in Rochester, New York.

2008

APC adds laser micro-perforation capabilities in Story City, Iowa.

2007

APC Center for Packaging Innovation is built with a donation to Rochester Institute of Technology.

2006

APC adds digital-plate-making capabilities at the Story City, Iowa facility.

2006

APC installs a custom-built rotogravure press with 10 stations at the Columbus, Wisconsin facility.

2005

APC installs a custom-built flexographic press with 10 stations at the Story City, Iowa facility.

1999

APC installs a 9-station rotogravure press at the Columbus, Wisconsin facility.

1999

Peter Schottland becomes president and CEO of APC.

1997

APC builds a new flexographic printing facility in Story City, Iowa

1995

APC diversifies its preformed pouching business by adding pouch machines.

1994

APC completes a building expansion project and installs new 10-station rotogravure press lamination machines in Columbus, Wisconsin.

1989

APC completes a building expansion project and adds additional extrusion capabilities to the Rochester, New York facility.

1989

APC consolidates the preformed products segment of its business in Story City, Iowa

1986

The Schottland family purchases APC, and Steve Schottland becomes president and CEO of the company.

1982

APC acquires Interstate Folding Box, Miamisburg Paperboard, Zable Bros., and Wagerman

1982

ABP is renamed American Packaging Corporation (APC).

1972

ABP acquires Amerpak, expanding into rotogravure printing in Columbus, Wisconsin.

1969

Stanley Schottland becomes president and CEO of ABP.

1966

ABP acquires Northern Packaging, obtaining their extrusion capabilities in Rochester, New York.

1902

American Bag & Paper (ABP) was founded by the Kardon Family as a specialized bag company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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