We rely on our core principles, which have always been a part of Curtis Packaging, to guide us as we continually challenge ourselves to provide new and innovative solutions for our clients.

  • Act
    With
    Integrity
  • Exceed
    Customer
    Expectations
  • Always Seek
    Process
    Improvements
  • Focus on Environmental Responsibility
  • Invest
    in New
    Technology

When you find yourself in the position as a steward of a
170-year-old company, you begin to realize that it is the
people and relationships that make the difference.

Don Droppo Jr.
President and CEO

Our History

old photo

1845

Samuel Curtis establishes a comb and button factory in Sandy Hook, CT, where Curtis continues to operate today.

intricate work

1870

Henry Gold Curtis, Samuel’s son, joins the business and discovers the need for boxes to prevent damage to their products during shipping.

old building, old cars

1920

The need for quality packaging increases and Curtis begins to focus solely on designing, printing, and converting cartons for packaging purposes.

old truck

1950

Nelson Curtis, Samuel’s grandson, becomes president of the company and begins expanding capacity. Curtis becomes an industry leader.

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1989

Don Droppo Sr. becomes President of Curtis Packaging, beginning technological investments such as workflow automation and new printing innovations.

origins

2003

Don Droppo Jr. joins as VP of Sales & Marketing, focusing on environmental responsibility. Curtis becomes the first carbon neutral packaging company in North America.

owner

2010

Don Droppo Jr., now President and CEO, champions innovation and quality management—with renewed investments in process, equipment, people, and service.

quality policy

Quality Without Compromise

We strive to exceed expectations with every aspect of our business—from design to delivery —and consistently review our processes in search of new ways we can do better.

Our ISO 9001 Quality Management System
Our ISO 14001 Environmental Agency Snapshot

lean

Continuous Improvement

We have adopted Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques to foster continuous improvement with all processes, which leads to superior products, shorter lead time, and more efficient cost structures.

carbon neutral

Environmental Responsibility

We seek partners who have sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.

For more on Curtis Sustainability

isoTechnology Investment

We recognize that to achieve our quality and process improvement goals requires being on the forefront of new technologies—even if it requires us to drive innovations (link). As we continually advance the features of our systems, we drive them to benefit our clients.

s.silpaInternational Execution & Partnership

To facilitate the needs of global businesses, we have formed a strategic partnership with international supplier S. Silpa. With corporate offices located in Thailand, we have combined competencies and share a common commitment to quality and sustainability.

independent carton group

North American Consortium

Curtis Packaging is a founding member of the Independent Carton Group (ICG). The ICG negotiates long term contracts for volume discounts on raw materials. The ICG meets quarterly to discuss industry trends and advancements to assure we are on the forefront of the industry. In addition to providing a mechanism for negotiating, the ICG members act as a contingency plan should a catastrophe arise.

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