For over 75 years, Rand-Whitney has been a leading innovator in the packaging industry.
We are an independent, privately-owned company with a unique, family values approach to the way we do business. As a member of the Kraft Group companies, Rand-Whitney prides itself on delivering only the highest levels of quality and service to all business partners.
Supporting our strength in the market is our ability to service an entire company’s packaging needs while providing individual support along the way. Starting with initial design to production quality samples, our goal is to provide our customers with a quality packaging product and topnotch customer service and support.
The Rand-Whitney Group traces its origin to 1857. In that year, Mrs. Elvira F. Dodge started a company making folding cartons in her home in Leominster, Mass. In 1938, Whitney Box of Worcester, Mass. acquired Dodge Paper Box, forming the modern company. The combined entity was named Rand-Whitney. From the beginning, the company has prided itself on family values. Rand-Whitney seeks to provide its employees with a good compensation package and work environment in return for quality work. The company strives to foster a family atmosphere, encouraging employees to bring family members into the company. As a result, several generations of families have been employed.
In the 1970s, Rand-Whitney perfected the technique of combining various coatings to improve the gloss, rub resistance and “cosmetic” feel of packages. They were recognized as the industry leader in the E and B flute business, which combines the graphic excellence of lithography with the strength and protection of corrugated. International Forest Product’s (IFP) start-up in 1972 assisted the expansion of Rand-Whitney’s sales effort from a regional focus to one of international scope. Today, Rand-Whitney and IFP ship to every major continent in the world.
In the early 1980s, Rand-Whitney acquired a recycled boxboard mill, enabling the company to be self-sufficient in the recycled paperboard grades used by the Packaging Division. In the Container Division, beneficial partnership in a world-class recycled linerboard mill provides high performance raw materials. These interests allow Rand-Whitney’s customers to take full advantage of the growing need for recycled environmentally friendly products. Rand-Whitney opened their Northeast Container division, currently located in Dover, N.H. This division specializes in producing quick turnaround, short-run corrugated boxes.
Rand-Whitney Containerboard opens as the most environmentally conscious mill of its type. Located in Montville, Conn., this mill produces 100 percent recycled high performance linerboard made from 100 percent post-consumer waste and water. Today, the mill supplies Rand-Whitney with a guaranteed supply of recycled linerboard paper and plays a key role in their Sustainability Initiative, Closing the Loop. Rand-Whitney Graphics opens in Worcester, Mass. Rand-Whitney Newtown Container Division opens in Connecticut – specializing in quick turnaround, high-volume corrugated boxes.
Rand-Whitney Digital Print Center opens in Worcester, Mass.; offering quick turnaround, small volume, high-end graphic packaging and signage with virtually no tooling costs. Rand-Whitney Protective Packaging opens in Worcester, Mass., specializing in highly engineered wood, foam and military spec packaging. Rand-Whitney Recycling opens, reclaiming customers’ waste to reuse in production of their boxes. Rand-Whitney Recycling supplies Rand-Whitney Containerboard with the raw material needed for our Closing the Loop Sustainability Program.
Rand-Whitney Waterbury opens in Connecticut, offering quick turnaround, short-run corrugated boxes. Rand-Whitney Packaging opens in Durham, N.C., expanding their reach out of the Northeast. Rand-Whitney Lancaster opens in Massachusetts. New-Indy Containerboard, LLC forms in 2012 as a joint-venture between the Kraft Group, LLC and The Schwarz Partners, LP. New-Indy supplies paper to the corrugated industry with their five mills located in Ontario, Calif., Oxnard, Calif., Hartford City, Ind. and Peoria, Ill.. New-Indy Containerboard acquires Carolina Container, adding 11 new locations, including corrugated, fulfillment, and a dedicated display division to Rand-Whitney’s extensive network of capabilities. In 2016, Rand-Whitney builds a brand new manufacturing building in Dover, N.H. In summer of 2017, Rand-Whitney Container in Pawtucket, R.I. undergoes a major building expansion to increase overall manufacturing and warehouse space.
Today, Rand-Whitney still operates based on their family values approach to business. Never sacrificing their goal of high-quality products and excellent customer service, Rand-Whitney is the packaging supplier of choice throughout the East Coast.