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The boxmakers competition highlights new ideas or innovations in the areas of production, administration, in-house training, management, marketing and/or customer service operations that have improved the business operations, increased productivity, or provided the solution to a specific problem for AICC corrugator and sheet plant members

Previous winning entries have included:
  • Employee wellness programs 
  • Production tracking, and efficiency and safety enhancing programs and devices 
  • Tools that help plant, office and sales personnel 
  • Employee recognition programs
  • In-House Training programs

It’s not just a competition of peers. It’s an opportunity to recognize and promote the ingenuity and innovation of your company. Innovator of the Year achievements are often acknowledged by local business and community groups are featured in domestic and international publications and even on national TV shows.

The next boxmaker competition will be held in the fall of 2022.

Innovator of the Year Winners - Boxmakers

    2017: Bay Cities
    AssemBLAR, smart phone app for interactive product and craft assembly instructions

    2013: President Container Group
    'The Math Class', Putting America Back to Work

    2009: Jellco Container, Inc.
    Optimizing for Productivity

    2005: Hawkeye Corrugated Box Co.
    Laser Based Measuring System for Manual Set-Up

    2002: Complete Packaging Limited
    The Cutter's Edge

    1999: Royal Containers Ltd.
    Eliminator 2000: Reusable Strapping Machine

    1996: Great Lakes Packaging Corp.
    Tab Removal Device

    1994: Kell Container Corp.
    Jumbo Press Folding & Gluing Unit

    1992: Viking Packaging & Display
    Motorized Wire Turntable

    1990: O'Grady Container
    Electronic Eye Glue Detector

    1988: Triad Packaging Inc.
    Jumbo Rotary Slotter Adaptation


Watch the video below to see all of the Boxmaker entries from the 2017 competition: