Source: Board Converting News March 28, 2022 Issue
Flying ‘Under The Radar,’ American Box Company Soars
“Like many other independent box makers, we’ve enjoyed tremendous growth and we’re very fortunate that business is good,” adds Hayden, who took over day-to-day operations of American Box 10 years ago. He relied on the instincts sharpened from decades of corrugated industry experience to invest in a game-changing piece of equipment in early 2020, just prior to the onset of Covid-19.
“Everyone thought I was losing my mind when I made my ‘pandemic purchase,’” he says of Haire Group’s newest line, the FD 618, a 4-color, 24-inch by 70-inch high-speed mini flexo folder gluer. “Our mini was running at capacity when Haire came out with this newest machine and we saw an opportunity to grow our line. The machine was a perfect fit. We call it the Darth Vader.”