Morris Packaging Jefferson City Celebrates Continued Growth as a Leader in Innovative Flexible Packaging
When a company holds quality material and customer service as two of its top priorities, success is no surprise. Jefferson City’s Morris Packaging is an example of this and is grateful for the support from old and new customers alike.
September 30, 2020
There’s no shortage of brands who require high-quality, printed flexible packaging, often made to their unique requirements. Since the summer of 2013, Jefferson City, Missouri-based Morris Packaging has been answering this call. All while building the company’s capabilities and expanding into larger facilities and more diverse markets. In exciting news, Morris Packaging celebrated its continued success, after a step up in 2019 to a facility double the size of the one they had been working from, while also seeing the number of employees grow to 125 – up from just nine when they opened.
“Despite the obvious challenges the whole country has faced, 2020 has still been a great year for us,” commented Steve Loethen, Plant Manager at Morris Packaging, Missouri. “Not only did we take advantage of our new much larger facility, but we also received some wonderful recognition. A highlight of this was winning the ‘Best Packaging Supplier 2020’ title from the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) who recognized our holistic approach for sustainability in flexible packaging.”
The rapid growth of Morris Packaging is quite remarkable. From a cautious start in 2013, after doing a thorough analysis of potential sites considering logistics, workforce needs, community status amongst other factors, before starting construction of a 30msf building in Jefferson City Mo. in November of 2013. This structure was completed in May 2015. A warehouse was leased in January 2014, to provide a temporary home for the first two Hudson Sharp 750 bag lines which were installed in February of that year. Nine employees were hired to operate, maintain, and manage the operation. By the end of 2014 Morris Packaging in Jefferson City had twenty-four happy employees.
When the owned facility on Algoa Road was completed in May 2015, a new Totani SUP line was installed. In June, the two Hudson Sharp 750’s were moved from the rented warehouse and installed at this location. The third Hudson Sharp line was added in September along with an Inno-Lok line in November. An additional nine employees were added to the team in 2015.
2016 and 2017 were years of even more rapid growth for Morris Packaging. 2016 saw another Hudson Sharp Line, with 2017 adding an additional two more Hudson Sharp 750’s and a B&B quad line. The facility was expanded by 30msf and there were now 87 employees at the location.
In 2018, the rapid success continued. Two more Hudson Sharp 750’s were installed, while in 2018 another Inno-Lok line. The workforce grew to 115 by the year’s end. In 2019, the facility was expanded to double its size again to 120msf. Now with 125 employees on location.
According to the company, some of its most popular choices include Quad Seal Pouches; Stand Up Pouches; Fold and Glued Bottom Bags; Flat Bottom Bags; Rollstock; and much more.
It’s important to note that through all of this growth and expansion both in its facility and in the size of the Morris Packaging team, the company has worked hard to always maintain itself as a first in class workplace as it strives to enhance the community it serves. Morris Packaging has always taken every opportunity possible to give back to its community and to bring jobs to the area.
The feedback for Morris Packaging continues to be positive across the board.
A recent customer remarked in a five-star review, “The team at Morris Packaging is more than a supplier to us, they provide a partnership to our business. As a fast-moving company, we need suppliers that can match our pace and develop a close working partnership with to make sure our products are always assembled, tested, packaged and dispatched to a high standard and sometimes with a very quick turnaround.”
For more information be sure to visit https://www.morrispkg.com.
About Morris Packaging
We started Morris Packaging with a strong vision, and we quickly grew into a multi-million dollar entity. Our company was formed because we saw a need in the industry, and we assembled the best team in the business to serve our customers. When you choose Morris Packaging, you work with people who believe in the power of collaborative relationships, transparency, and outstanding service. We are dedicated to creating sustainable, eco-friendly packaging solutions. As leaders in our industry, we believe speed to market doesn’t have to be complicated. We care about your timeline, and that’s why we help our customers get their products faster to market than our competitors.