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 2021.
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