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.
- Always Seek
- Focus on Environmental Responsibility
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
Samuel Curtis establishes a comb and button factory in Sandy Hook, CT, where Curtis continues to operate today.
Henry Gold Curtis, Samuel’s son, joins the business and discovers the need for boxes to prevent damage to their products during shipping.
The need for quality packaging increases and Curtis begins to focus solely on designing, printing, and converting cartons for packaging purposes.
Nelson Curtis, Samuel’s grandson, becomes president of the company and begins expanding capacity. Curtis becomes an industry leader.
Don Droppo Sr. becomes President of Curtis Packaging, beginning technological investments such as workflow automation and new printing innovations.
Don Droppo Jr. joins as VP of Sales & Marketing, focusing on environmental responsibility. Curtis becomes the first carbon neutral packaging company in North America.
Don Droppo Jr., now President and CEO, champions innovation and quality management—with renewed investments in process, equipment, people, and service.
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.
We seek partners who have sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.
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.
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.