About

History

Kelly Box & Packaging is a family-owned and operated business that has served Northern Indiana, and Northwest Ohio since 1955.

In the beginning, Kelly Box manufactured wooden shipping crates, which is something we no longer manufacture in the 21st century. But over the years, we’ve expanded and changed our offerings to include corrugated, foam, and polyethylene packaging materials.

In 1994, we expanded our manufacturing and warehousing space to a total of more than 135,000 square feet. We can handle all phases of packaging – from conception and custom design to fabrication, storage, and shipment.

In 2001, we grew further, expanded our space to 200,000 square feet and added more equipment to convert corrugated into unique packaging designs.

In 2007, again, we expanded with an additional 50,000 square-foot building to manufacture corrugated pallets. We also added converting equipment that allows Kelly Box to make corrugated pallets economically at competitive prices.

In 2009, Kelly Box purchased a 165,000 square feet building on Nelson Road. This purchase expanded Kelly Box to over 400,000 SF of manufacturing space, spread over three separate facilities.

2014 marked the year that we expanded our market to Indianapolis by adding an additional manufacturing facility of over 76,000 sf.  It marks the first expansion outside of Fort Wayne in KBPC history.

2015 marked a new focus on technology, where KBPC decided to upgrade its engineering, product testing, and facility by way of its first expansion project inside the main manufacturing facility in over a decade.  The expansion grew our engineering lab to over 6,000 sf.

This year we have dedicated 45,000 sf to a foam fabrication operation through renovation of 1 of our 3 locations in Fort Wayne.

 

Our Mission:To provide superior product and service solutions to our customers, utilizing innovation and operational excellence in all aspects of our business.

Principles and Behaviors:

– Our #1 priority is the safety, health and well-being of our employees and customers.

– People are treated with trust, respect and honesty.

– Customer needs drive what we do.

– People will participate in problem solving and goal setting.

– Change fosters growth and improvement.

– Input and feedback are valued.

– Operate as one company.

– Speed, simplicity and decisiveness.

– Recognize accomplishments and celebrate success.

– Be a good steward of our natural resources.