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Why Work in Corrugated?

Corrugated packaging and displays is a $43 billion a year industry that is vital to U.S. distribution systems. Corrugated is a sustainable, cost-effective, lightweight, functional and versatile packaging choice that is the most frequently used shipping material in the world. Over 90% of all products in North America are delivered or displayed in corrugated packaging at some point in their life cycle.

The industry also employs over 100,000 people at over 1,100 corrugated manufacturing and design facilities across the U.S. Few industries match the exciting challenges, diverse career paths and tremendous advancement potential that corrugated packaging offers. Whether you’re interested in packaging design and production, graphic design, marketing and sales, customer relations, or project management, corrugated packaging has an opportunity for you. Explore the information below to see what we stand for and why choosing a job in our industry really means choosing a rewarding, lifelong career.

We offer job security.

Innovation is at our core.

Corrugated packaging and displays is a $43 billion a year industry that is vital to U.S. distribution systems. From 2019-2025, the paper industry has completed or announced $7 billion in manufacturing investments that will support technological advancements and innovative design, manufacturing, and production solutions. Industry leaders continue to leverage digital tools such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality technologies to lead to greater efficiency and creativity.

We prioritize sustainability.

We provide many growth opportunities.

There are over 1,100 corrugated manufacturing facilities with approximately 100,000 employees in nearly 1,000 cities and towns throughout the U.S. Diverse and challenging career opportunities are available for students with packaging, graphic design, business, engineering, environmental science, supply chain management, technical or related degrees. There are also opportunities for students right out of high school that don’t think college is the right fit.

Diversity, equity & inclusion matters to us.

We value ESG efforts.