Jones Packaging of London, Ontario, and Wausau Container of Wausau, Wis. were approved for ICG (Independent Carton Group) membership during the group’s recent general membership meeting in Clayton, North Carolina, which was hosted by ICG member 3C Packaging.
“Jones and Wausau are welcome additions to our tight-knit group. Like many members, both are family-owned, with solid business values and a strong desire to engage with their industry peers for the benefit of all,” said Jay Willie, ICG Executive Director. “This isn’t a group in which members can be casual observers, and we’re much more than a purchasing consortium. It’s clear that Jones and Wausau buy into the ICG’s position as a sharing group. We encourage their contributions to the group and look forward to supporting their growth.”
Jones is the first Canadian folding carton company approved for ICG membership in over two decades. Founded in 1882, the now fourth-generation family company is owned by Ron Harris, president and CEO, and Christine Jones Harris, who serves as principal, strategic partnerships, and is also the great-granddaughter of the founder. Jones’ diverse portfolio includes folding cartons as well as labels, inserts, compliance packaging, and contract packaging services.
Wausau Container was founded in 1993 and is owned by father-and-son team Chuck and Jeff Plier. It is one of only a few ICG member companies with flexographic printing capabilities in addition to sheet-fed offset and lithographic production. The ICG’s 19 members in 13 U.S. states and Canada collectively represent over $700 million in annual sales and 1,482 years of packaging history.
From left: Jay Willie and Kim Pearce of the ICG with Christine Jones Harris and Ron Harris of Jones Packaging
Andrew Willie of the ICG (center) with Jeff Plier (left) and Chuck Plier (right) of Wausau Container