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.”
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