About Albany Box Company
More than just boxes
We are a family owned and operated business located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon. We opened in 2001 with a small warehouse and a limited amount of used machinery. Over the years we have continuously upgraded our equipment and process capabilities, and also make some of the best packaging equipment on the planet. In 2009 we moved to our Industrial Way location and increased our manufacturing and storage space. Our Industrial Way facility was a 20,000 square foot plant complete with corrugated production space, a crating room, fabrication and assembly areas and a full warehouse stocked at all times. As of January 23rd, 2017 we have expanded again. We are now in a 53,000 square foot plant. In July 2016 we purchased loose fill packing peanut equipment and are now manufacturing and distributing a number of loose fill varieties. With literally thousands of products to choose from, we are ready to serve your needs.
Our goal is simple:
· Get you what you want
· When you want it
· At a competitive value
Whether you need one custom box, or a truckload of various items, we are here to serve you.
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We’ve been working hard to change around our Loose Fill manufacturing area to make room for new equipment. The new equipment will be able to print boxes up to 2 colors, and also make corrugated boxes more efficiently. We are all looking forward to getting...
In 2006-2007, we began to grow quite rapidly. We purchased our first box post-printing machine, and ended up printing over 9 million boxes on two machines in four years. With space at a premium as it is today, we built a mezzanine to better utilize our square footage. Jon’s mom was in her eighties when she announced, “I’ve always wanted to drive a semi truck!” So, with careful supervision from Sean, she took a few spins around our Ferry Street location. During this time, we hired Justin who became our box ninja. He quickly began to absorb corrugated box making like a sponge. Other than a one year hiatus, Justin is still with us and integral to our continued growth and success.
Crate & Pallet Business
Prior to the arrival of our new pallet racking at Ferry Street, we had to consolidate much of our inventory in one area, and machinery in another so we could lay out the warehouse properly. Utter chaos and long days and nights! We took time to have a bit of fun though. We built a crate for the world’s largest rubber band ball that was shipping out of Eugene, OR to the Guinness World Records folks. Our crate and pallet business started early on, and continues to grow. A spouse of one of our friends asked us to “wrap” a package for her husband. Never ones to shrink from a challenge, we made Christmas morning for him a bit difficult.
In late 2008, we made a decision that the 11,000 square feet that we had expanded to on Ferry Street could no longer offer any growth opportunities to the business. We found a 20,000 square foot building on Industrial Way in Albany, and infrastructure improvements began as we started moving out of our Ferry Street locations. Industrial Way needed a full office remodel, new lighting, electrical, sprinkler and compressed air infrastructure build-outs, etc.
Since 2001, we have built crates and pallets. Over the years, we have made significant investments in personnel, training, software and equipment to produce wood items from the basic to the very sophisticated. Many of our custom crates have foam inserts, finger boards or special hold-downs. We have protected the very small, the very large and the very unusual with our crates.
2014 Flood Industrial Way
On Sunday, September 14, 2014, we got notified that the water main by our Industrial Way building had burst and “may” cause some flooding. The failed infrastructure dated back to the 1920’s, and this was the third breach of the water main over the years. This time however, it was a complete failure of the water main and took until almost noon on Monday the next day before it could be isolated and shut down. Fortunately, the truck loading docks at this building (originally built as an alcohol distribution facility) had fairly low, ground-level docks so that trucks could be parked fully inside at night and locked up. Although the drains were large, they could not keep up with the tremendous volume of water, and at one time we had almost four feet of flood water. The water started to recede, then stopped due to maximum City drain capacity being exceeded. You can see the line on some of our vehicles where the water stayed for more than a day. All in all, a massive and expensive experience. Never a dull moment at Albany Box Company!
Business Acquisition & Growing Pains
In February, 2016, we began due diligence and negotiations with SpacePak, a Portland-based manufacturer of loose-fill (packing peanut) cushioning. SpacePak was highly regarded in the marketplace form manufacturing both EPS (traditional “foam” loose fill) and starch-based biodegradable loose fill. They had been our vendor for many years and we had a great relationship. In July of 2016, we concluded business acquisition negotiations, and began dismantling the Milwaukee, Oregon SpacePak plant to move assets to Albany. The challenge was that at our Industrial Way location, we were out of physical space, did not have adequate ceiling height for storage hoppers, did not have 480 volt 3 phase power available, did not have adequate personnel to operate equipment, and were not trained to manufacture loose fill products. Other than that, we were ready, set, go! Concurrent with the acquisition of SpacePak, we had made a decision to once again move the entire business to a larger location—Big Blue as the building was known.
Big Blue Building History & Renovation
The Story Continues
Orders are always available on a will-call basis at our warehouse in Albany with no minimum or service charge. Please call ahead to confirm your items are in stock
See our table below for delivery zones and the costs associated with each zone.
- Zone 1: 10 Miles from Albany
- Zone 2: 20 Miles from Albany
- Zone 3: 30 Miles from Albany
- Zone 4: 40 Miles from Albany
- Zone 5: 50 Miles from Albany
- Zone 6: 60 Miles from Albany
- Zone 7: 70 Miles from Albany
- Zone 8: 80 Miles from Albany
Zip Codes: 97003, 97005, 97006, 97009, 97015, 97022, 97023, 97055, 97075, 97076, 97077, 97078, 97079, 97080, 97086, 97089, 97113, 97116, 97124, 97129, 97201, 97202, 97204, 97205, 97206, 97207, 97208, 97209, 97210, 97212, 97213, 97214, 97215, 97216, 97219, 97221, 97222, 97225, 97227, 97228, 97229, 97232, 97233, 97236, 97238, 97239, 97240, 97242, 97251, 97253, 97254, 97256, 97258, 97266, 97268, 97269, 97280, 97281, 97282, 97283, 97286, 97290, 97291, 97292, 97293, 97294, 97296, 97298, 97424
Delivery Fee: $70
Minimum order for free delivery: $260