Welch Packaging started their corrugator a little over one year ago. “We want to come up with special board grades and experiment with different paper weights and differentiate ourselves though paper technology,” said CEO Scott Welch. That goal has been realized with the launch of a line Welch Preferred (WP) board grades.

Welch Preferred board grades are designed to be cost effective alternatives to traditional board grades. Welch Preferred grades place an emphasis on lessening material while retaining or exceeding the strength of a traditional board grades thus making a lighter and stronger box. Welch Preferred grades come in single-wall and double-wall variations to compete with 23 ECT, 26 ECT, 29 ECT, 44 ECT and 55 ECT.

Welch Packaging has donated time and material to manufacture collection bins for the Toys for Tots Foundation for nearly 20 years. In past years, all the corrugated board had to be purchased from an outside supplier. The 2017 campaign is the first year in which Welch Packaging manufactured the board for the collection bins at its Elkhart, IN plant.

Welch Packaging chose to use a Welch Preferred board grade over a traditional B/C double wall. WP242 is Welch Packaging’s version of a traditional B/C double wall container but is a more economical solution. WP242 has allowed Welch Packaging to maximize their donation effectiveness while retaining the corrugated bin strength which the Toys for Tots Foundation has come to know and rely on.

Welch Packaging was founded in 1985 upon the principle that making a difference was what mattered most. Today, with 10 operating businesses, 5 distribution centers and over 900 employees, Welch Packaging remains dedicated to servicing the needs of local customers with custom corrugated boxes, creative packaging solutions, and a commitment to long-term relationships. Welch Packaging has never wavered from the core values upon which it was founded. Now, more than ever, Welch Packaging strives to make a difference in customers' business, associates’ lives, and every community affected by its work.