Koenig & Bauer Names Erbe New National Sales Manager

Dallas, Texas based Koennig & Bauer announced that industry veteran Kevin Erbe has joined its corrugated sales team as National Sales Manager.  “I am excited for this opportunity to be representing the Koenig & Bauer brand of corrugated products to the North American market,” says Erbe. “Its extensive portfolio includes its…


Tavo Packaging Founder Hal Taylor, Friend To All, Leaves Lasting Legacy

Halfred “Hal” E. Taylor of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on March 28th at home. He was 87 and the devoted husband for more than 56 years of marriage to Judith Ann Taylor until her passing in 2017. Born in Pendleton, Indiana, he was the third of four children of Frederick…


EAM-Mosca’s Randy Wright  To Retire After 30 Years

After devoting more than three decades of his career to EAM-Mosca, Randy Wright, Vice President of Corrugated Industry Sales, announced that he will be transitioning into retirement over the next year. As he reflects on time spent with the company, he acknowledges that his career has been highly rewarding. Retracing his journey…


FBA Honors ‘Lasting Contributions’ Of Former SVP Jim Nolan

The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is saddened by the passing of James F. Nolan, retired Senior Vice President of the association, on March 16, 2023. He was 86 years old and passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim joined FBA in 1988 and served the corrugated packaging industry for…


Legacy Of Packaging Giant Paul Keyser Of UPB Hailed By Industry

From left, Madison Keyser, HR Manager; Steve Keyser, CEO, and Paul Keyser, Chairman of the Board, Utah Paperbox. The paperboard packaging industry lost a giant this past January. Paul B. Keyser, Chairman of the Board of Utah Paperbox, passed away in his sleep after a long battle with cancer. Paul “PK”…


Haire Group Names Danny Lopez Director Of Business Development

Merrillville, Indiana based Haire Group has announced the appointment of Danny Lopez, as its new Director of Business Development. Lopez has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. This powerful combination of business acumen, industry expertise, and…


SUN Automation Group Adds Two To Senior Leadership Team

Glen Arm, Maryland based SUN Automation Group (SUN) has announced two promotions within its organization to expand its Senior Leadership Team. Aaron Schlothauer, above left, has been promoted to VP of Engineering, and Gokul Gopakumar, right, has been promoted to VP of Technology and Business Development. Both will support SUN’s relentless commitment…


Is Your Fiber-Based Packaging Recyclable? Try The Paper Packaging Recyclability Test

by Chase Kammerer.   Newly developed methods and specifications will help drive the development of innovative uses for fiber-based packaging by providing guidance on what new fiber-based packaging meets recyclability needs. Introduction to Paper Packaging Recyclability Test Methods & Specifications was created through a collaboration between the American Forest & Paper…


Welch Packaging Acquires Nashville Box In Tennessee

Scott Welch of Elkhart, Indiana based Welch Packaging, a family-owned corrugated packaging company in the Midwest, announced that it has acquired Nashville Box, a supplier of corrugated packaging located just outside Nashville in Lebanon, Tennessee.  Nashville Box was established in 2021 by Scott Lawrence and several business partners. The acquisition of…


Independent Or Integrated: Box Plants Need To Look At Automation

By Paul Aliprando: Don’t hold me to these numbers, but they are close enough for a discussion. For the US, the industry produces about 30BSF per month. Eighty percent of this volume is produced by integrated companies that operate 30 percent of the box plants. The remaining 20 percent of production…