Friesens Packaging Joins PPC, the Leading Association for Rigid Box Manufacturers

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - With the addition of new member Friesens Packaging (www.friesens.com), the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) continues to cement its status as the leading association for rigid box manufacturers in North America.

Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Altona, Manitoba, Canada, Friesens Packaging has grown from humble roots into an industry success story in rigid box technology and specialty commercial packaging for top publishers, professional sports organizations, retailers, and manufacturers throughout North America. Friesens is more than just a packaging company; it is a group of employee-owners who are in constant pursuit of the highest quality craftsmanship in the trade.

Throughout its history, Friesens has demonstrated a strong commitment to the environment. By using only hydro-powered plants—which do not produce air pollutants or toxic waste—and incorporating innovative techniques for lessening their ecological footprint, Friesens is an industry leader in environmental stewardship.

“On behalf of PPC’s Board of Directors and membership, I welcome Friesens to the association,” said Ben Markens, president of PPC. “With over 100 years in business, Friesens brings much valuable knowledge and industry expertise to PPC, especially when it comes to converting luxurious, specialty rigid boxes.”

“We are excited to get involved in the PPC community,” said Jody Penner, General Manager of Friesens Packaging. “We hope our membership helps us grow as a business, not only through the association’s workshops and learning opportunities, but also as we meet our peers and exchange best practices.”

PPC has a rigid box committee where members come together to address stuff. Last Spring hosted a design panel with key designers about if when they would consider rigid boxes. This year PPC also rolled out a rigid box survey, which allows rigid box manufacturers to see how they stack up the industry as a whole so they can better their businesses.