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Wertheimer Box Corporation manufactures corrugated containers and related corrugated packaging materials. Founded 75 years ago, Wertheimer is a growing, financially sound company, committed to providing the best quality, service and value in the corrugated industry. Wertheimer is an independent sheet plant with an ownership position in a corrugator plant. Our primary service area is Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, and we are able to serve national accounts through our First Pak program.

Wertheimer is registered to GFSI-SQF Food safety Certification, The SFI-Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, and is now in the process of achieving registration to the ISO 22000 Food Safety Standard.

We know that quality, service and value are critical in your choice of packaging suppliers, and, we are committed to delivering on those key points every day. Our goal is to utilize our expertise and experience in packaging to help our customers succeed. Toward that end, we have assembled a staff of experienced and committed employees throughout our organization.

Our facility is conveniently located by major expressways and is a modern, well-equipped plant of recent construction, with 30 dock doors and a large warehouseWe can provide almost all available corrugated board types, grades, & colors, to produce items with plain to four-color direct print graphics, glued, taped or stitched joints, laminated top sheets, full and spot labels, pack outs and specialty gluing.

Carton Style and Types  · Die Cut Styles  · Display Types  · Our Corrugator  · Equipment List  · Other Services  · Certifications  · Sustainability & Recycling

Carton Style and Types

  • Regular Slotted Containers
  • Half Slotted Containers
  • Overlap Slotted Containers
  • Telescope Styles
  • Multi-Depth Cartons
  • 4 Panel Folders
  • 5 Panel Folders
  • Center Special Styles
  • Fiberboard Case Code Styles
  • FEFCO Styles

  • Die Cut Styles

  • Auto bottom
  • Snap Bottom
  • All Folder Types
  • Trays
  • Tuck Cover Cartons
  • Custom Designs
  • Fiberboard Case Code Styles

  • Display Types

  • POP and Free Standing
  • Counter and Aisle
  • Pre Packed
  • End Caps
  • Custom Designs

  • Our Corrugator

    To guarantee Wertheimer Box’s position as a cost efficient and service-oriented supplier of corrugated packaging to our customers, we challenged ourselves to achieve more control over the availability and cost of our corrugated raw material.

    We accomplished this goal by forming, along with eight other leading corrugated packaging manufacturers in the Midwest, Independence Corrugated.

    Independence Corrugated is a three shift, 24 hours per day manufacturer of corrugated sheets. It produces both ECT and Mullen board grades in both single and double wall flute profiles. Independence Corrugated is equipped with a state of the art 110 inch corrugator, which specializes in cost efficient short runs and economical large run orders.

    As a true independent box company, Wertheimer Box also maintains strong relationships with a number of other carefully selected sheet vendors as well, so that we are always able to offer our customers uninterrupted availability, and the widest range of corrugated products and services possible.

    With the capability of receiving corrugated sheets overnight or even the same day, Wertheimer Box is uniquely able to consistently satisfy its customers’ requirements.

    Equipment List

    We are a well-equipped, full line corrugated sheet plant with the equipment necessary to produce an extensive range of corrugated products, at competitive prices. Our production equipment includes:

      1 Mini-Flexo Folder Gluer (to 2 colors)
      2 Flexo Folder Gluers (to 3 colors, in line die cutting)
      2 Rotary Die Cutters (to 4 Colors)
      2 Flat Bed Die Cutters
      1 Jumbo Press (to 2 colors)
      Slitter, Eccentric Slotter, Bandsaw, Tapers, Gluers, Stitchers
      2 Unitizers, Stretch Wrapper
      Bobst Specialty Folder Gluer

    Other Services

    Short lead-time orders

    Very small to very large orders


    Vendor managed inventory

    Pack out and fulfillment with drop ship capability.

    Dedicated inside customer service representatives

    Experienced, professional sales consultant staff

    Customized unit configuration and labeling

    Shipping on our truck, your carrier, or pick up

    Complete regulatory compliance documentation


    ISO 9001:2000

    SFI Annex 1 - SFI Responsible Fiber Sourcing

    Sustainable Forestry Initiative

    Sustainability & Recycling

    The corrugated packaging industry is, and has been the leader in manufacturing natural, recyclable packaging for many years. Corrugated containerboard is predominately made from wood pulp, a sustainable, renewable, often-farmed resource using wheat or cornstarch to glue it together. It is recyclable, and biodegradable. In fact, 78 % of all corrugated is recovered for recycling, which makes corrugated the recycled leader in the packaging industry. Nearly 60 % of the energy used by the U.S. paper industry comes from renewable biofuels.

    Wertheimer Box Corporation is certified to the SFI Certified Sourcing Standard (Sustainable Forestry Initiative). This ensures that the paper we use is acquired only from responsibly managed and renewable sources. In fact 93% of all corrugated is made with material supplied by SFI Program participants.

    At least 35% of the total corrugated packaging Wertheimer Box produces is from 100 % recycled, paper (100 % post consumer), with the remainder having a recycled content of 35% to 78% (52% to 69% post consumer) depending on the paper grade and it’s producer.

    Our plant uses water-based inks for our print operations. All of the corrugated trimmings, which are the largest waste by-product of our manufacturing process, are recycled. The plastic strapping used to package our product is recyclable.

    We maintain membership in various packaging industry professional organizations, and subscribe to most industry publications, so that we are always up-to-date on the latest technologies and practices in our industry.

    Wertheimer Box Corporation will continue to seek new ways to improve our performance in recycling, sustainability, pollution control, energy efficiency, and source reduction.

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