It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of a remarkable individual, Mr. Joe Harris, the beloved founder and visionary leader of Harris Packaging and American Carton Company.
Joe Harris was a true pioneer in the world of packaging and entrepreneurship. Born with an innate drive for innovation and a genuine love for his craft, he established Harris Packaging in 1976 and American Carton Company in 1992. Over the years, Joe tirelessly dedicated his life to building a legacy characterized by excellence, integrity, and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Under Joe’s expert guidance and steadfast determination, Harris Packaging and American Carton Company have flourished into industry leaders, setting high standards for quality, sustainability, and innovation.
His unwavering passion for providing impeccable solutions to customers’ packaging needs was evident in every product his companies delivered. In 2010, Joe cemented his legacy as he transitioned ownership of both companies to his daughters, Jenise Cox and Jana Harris.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Joe was a compassionate and generous individual. He cared deeply for his employees and community, always finding ways to give back and support those in need. Joe was not just a business leader; he was a mentor, a friend, and a source of inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
In addition to his impactful contributions to the packaging industry,
Joe cherished his family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather finding joy in the simple pleasures of life and cherishing the moments spent with his loved ones. As we bid farewell to this great man, we honor Joe’s memory and pledge to continue the vision he so passionately pursued throughout his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Joe Harris. Your legacy lives on, and you will forever be in our hearts.