The Warneke family has stayed triumphant in the board converting business for more than 90 years, shifting its focus to survive in the changing times. Third generation president Steve Warneke has continued his grandfather's determination to make Denver-based Warneke Paper Box Co. a true success story.
Aurora, Colo.-based All Packaging Co. has shaped itself around the niche of value-added accounts - customers who demand high levels of quality and have a lot of complexity in their work. The company, based in a Denver suburb, has won more than 130 design awards in the last 13 years alone, positioning itself as one of the top structural design folding carton converters.
When Harry Voss bought 54-year-old Diamond Packaging in 1965, it had seven employees and did $243,000 in annual sales. In 2002, Diamond Packaging reached $40 million in sales, had 250 full-time employees and up to 150 temporary workers in its contract packaging division.