Wertheimer Box Corp.


Wertheimer Box Corp. celebrates its 80th anniversary of manufacturing corrugated boxes and meeting the needs of its customers while maintaining its fundamental values.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Wertheimer Box Corp. began manufacturing corrugated boxes in 1939 and has grown to become one of Chicago’s largest independent packaging companies. President Doug Wertheimer says the keys to the company’s success over the last eight decades has been evolving to meet the needs of its customers while maintaining fundamental values like service and quality.

“How does a company survive 80 years?” Wertheimer asks. “They have to have strong fundamental values to survive and this is what we have strived to maintain over the years. What makes Wertheimer Box different from other box companies is that I want to make the experience of ordering boxes from us fully satisfying for the customers. I call it the Starbucks effect. What makes Starbucks unique?  Because they can get something there they can’t get anywhere else. The experience we give our customers is something special they can’t get from anyone else. We’re always there for them and give them the best value. It’s unique.”