Curwood celebrates 50 years
The packaging industry looks a lot different today than it did in 1958, but one thing hasn’t changed: Curwood, Inc. is still innovating and investing to meet evolving market needs. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008, Curwood is now one of the world’s premier providers of flexible and thermoformed packaging for the food, beverage and consumer products industries.
“Our focus on innovation and material science has fueled Curwood’s growth and made us a leader in our markets,” says Jim Ransom, president of Curwood. “We’re proud to be able to serve our customers and help them grow with the latest packaging advances and next-generation technology. We would like to thank our customers for their confidence in Curwood as a partner.”
Although Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based Curwood currently has state-of-the-art locations throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe, it got its start in a small, rented
It didn’t take long for the innovative startup to grow into an attractive investmentâ€”Bemis Company purchased Curwood just seven years after its founding. Bemis, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2008, provided support and resources to help Curwood grow and invest in new technologies to meet the emerging needs of its meat and dairy customers.
Throughout the years, Curwood engineered packaging advances that improved the way meat and cheeseâ€”and many other productsâ€”went to market. Now Curwood is known around the world for its technological leadership in high-barrier packaging.
“Curwood’s entrepreneurial style and industry leadership is a direct reflection on our founders and has been carried forward by a great group of employees,” says Ransom. “Many thanks to the extended Curwood family.”
The company’s flexible films, rigid packaging, shrink materials and equipment are used throughout the meat, cheese, coffee, bakery, beverage and consumer products industries. Curwood is part of Bemis Company, the largest flexible packaging supplier in the