Welch Packaging Share

Sep 3, 2020  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

The City of Mar­i­on has a long his­to­ry of com­pa­nies ded­i­cat­ed to cre­at­ing cus­tom pack­ag­ing solu­tions. Welch Pack­ag­ing joined the City of Marion’s pack­ag­ing indus­try in 2014, tak­ing over the home of Nova Pack­ag­ing. This site has been mak­ing cus­tom box­es for many years, even pri­or to join­ing the Welch fam­i­ly in 2014.

The Mar­i­on plant is one of Welch Packaging’s thir­teen plants, serv­ing the needs of Ft. Wayne, Koko­mo, Ander­son, and the entire north-east­ern region. Welch Pack­ag­ing began in 1985, start­ing as a basic box-mak­ing com­pa­ny in Elkhart, Indi­ana. Now in 2020, they have grown to serve over 1,200 asso­ciates and oper­ate 15 plants across 6 states.

Welch Pack­ag­ing spe­cial­izes in indus­try-lead­ing tech­nol­o­gy to design and man­u­fac­ture cus­tom cor­ru­gat­ed box­es for com­pa­nies in the auto­mo­tive and agri­cul­tur­al indus­try. Welch works with com­pa­nies to pro­vide spe­cif­ic solu­tions ‑accom­mo­dat­ing all prod­uct needs, sizes and shapes.

In vis­it­ing Welch’s Mar­i­on plant, you will see a vari­ety of prod­ucts on dis­play they have designed — one of these includes a cor­ru­gat­ed dinosaur! At Christ­mas­time, you will see Welch’s box­es fea­tured around the City, par­tic­u­lar­ly at the entrance of Star­bucks, serv­ing as col­lec­tion bins for the Sal­va­tion Army. Welch often part­ners with com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions to cre­ate dona­tion box­es or signs for events.

One of Welch’s employ­ees, Matt D., has been with Welch Pack­ag­ing (and before that, Nova Pack­ag­ing) since its begin­ning, and shares his pas­sion for the com­pa­ny. The thou­sands of instances in a year that our peo­ple come togeth­er to solve prob­lems; that’s why we do it — not just to sell a box, but to tru­ly take care of the cus­tomer and our community.”

Sub­mit­ted by:
Mikay­la Marazzi
Grant Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Growth Council