The Independent Carton Group (ICG) announced it voted OlymPak Printing and Packaging of Mora, Minnesota, into the association during their general meeting September 8-10 at Diamond Packaging in Rochester, New York. ICG, based in Newton, Connecticut, is an association of 20 independently owned and operated folding carton manufacturers.
OlymPak Printing and Packaging produces a wide variety of printing and packaging products, including folding and formed cartons, flexible packaging, and labels.
The company was founded by Jon Miner and is still family-owned and operated by Kim and Mark Miner. The company’s initial success was in producing and distributing the popular children’s product, Mello Smello scratch and smell stickers.
From those fun beginnings, the company has grown significantly.
OlymPak serves top retail chains, food manufacturers, the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry, and many other CPG companies. They hold numerous certifications for safe food practices, manufacturing practices, and forest stewardship.
As a woman-owned company with HubZone certification, OlymPak has gained recognition as one of the premier printing and packaging companies in the Midwest.
“For many years we have been aware of the outstanding value ICG members gain from being part of this group,” says Mark Miner. “One of the key benefits we are looking for is the assurance of backup production support, providing our customers with the peace of mind that we will always be able to deliver the products and services they are accustomed to getting from us.”
OlymPak, which employs over 140 people, is a division of MinMor Industries, LLC, an integrated manufacturing and marketing company that produces packaging and promotional materials internationally.
The current generation of ownership is looking forward to growing the business and sees membership in the ICG as a step toward furthering that goal.
“We look forward to growing our business with other family-owned businesses and like-minded people that make the ICG so successful,” Kim Miner said. For more information, visit olympak.com.