how-chris-nolan-went-from-press-operator-training-manager-titleMorris Packaging was built on the foundation of cultivating what is in our backyard. We strive to provide an environment that utilizes our team’s talents and coaches them to reach their full potential. Morris Packaging is more than a manufacturing company; we are a team of individuals who each bring something unique to producing an exceptional product and providing outstanding customer service. We work together to bring out the best in you and Morris Packaging.

During the interview process in all industries, some key asks of employees are; what is the opportunity for advancement, and/or are there personal and professional growth opportunities within the organization? Morris Packaging is no different. According to our Safety Coordinator, Faron Morris, “One of the most frequently asked questions at Morris Packaging is the opportunity of advancement.”

Meet Chris Nolan: Our Training Manager

One of many examples of an employee that has grown and developed their skillsets to become an integral leader at Morris Packaging is our Training Manager, Chris Nolan. Chris has been with Morris Packaging since the very beginning. Chris began his career at Morris Packaging as a Press Operator in his twenties. He put his efforts into learning and executing his position as Press Operator, but he also actively sought to learn more about other areas of the company. It wasn’t long before Chris was promoted to Supervisor and eventually to his current role as Training Manager.

Chris is just one example of our leadership team sending the ladder back down, mentoring and coaching our new team members. Morris Packaging is genuinely a family-focused business. You are more than an employee; you are a critical part of what we do and how we operate. Each and every team member is unique and brings something to our organization that only they can put forth. It may be a skillset, a personality, an ability to provide solutions, or lead others. We are a people-forward organization and have been from the beginning. Our leadership team works to guide our newest team members to be the best they can be and ultimately better than their Supervisor or Manager.

This style of leadership comes from our owner and founder, Bob Morris. Bob uses a lot of what he learned as an NFL player in building the team here at Morris Packaging. Bob understands and coaches his team to understand that teamwork, communication, self-discipline, and leadership skills are essential on and off the field.

Shane Kirschner, our Quality Control Manager, communicates the fantastic opportunities available for those deciding to work with Morris Packaging. “There’s really a ton of opportunity for an employee walking in the door here, starting at an entry-level position in any given department,” Shane says. Whether you are in the manufacturing side, administrative department, or sales team, there is a path for you to grow at Morris Packaging.

At Morris Packaging, we understand that we can create a championship team, a great work environment, and, most importantly, personal and professional growth for everyone with exemplary leadership and team members. Growth opportunities are essential for any team. They improve a sense of well-being in any group-like atmosphere. They increase work performance, increase job satisfaction, and increase employee engagement. They go far beyond a higher position or a better parking space; these opportunities enable individuals to grow and become their best selves.

Investing in our employees is the only way we know how to operate. We are currently looking to grow our team and create a career path for those that want to work amongst some of the best in the manufacturing industry. You spend one-third of your life at work, so why not make that time the very best it can be? We will be your “home away from home” when you join our growing team.

To learn more about what opportunities are available, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Human Resources Department at, call (309) 663-9100 or contact our team here. Plus, keep up with the latest happenings at Morris Packaging by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!

Morris Packaging was formed with a strong vision after seeing a need in the industry. We’ve 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. To learn more about Morris Packaging or to join our team, contact us at 800-856-7627 or 309-663-9100. You can also get in touch with us by email at for Sales & Marketing or for Human Resources.