History of Growth in the Paper Industry
Ox Industries was founded in 1996 as Ox Paper Tube & Core. We started with a handful of employees, all with roots in the paper tube and core industry. From the beginning, the quality of Ox Paper Tube & Core products earned Ox a place as a top manufacturer and supplier of paper tubes and cores for a variety of industries.
Halltown Paperboard Mill Acquired
In 2007 Ox acquired Halltown Paper Mill in Halltown, WV. The Halltown Paper Mill has been in continuous operation since 1869. Upon purchase of the mill, Ox became the first independently owned, vertically integrated supplier and manufacturer of 100% recycled paper products. Ox has control over the quality, efficiency, and cost by producing the paper that is sent to our converting facilities.
Our growth continues as we add to our converted products line with more paper mills, and tube & core and protective packaging facilities. Ox has expanded to a fully vertically integrated platform. From the production of pulp to paper, to converted products you can count on Ox – every job, every time.
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The original location for Ox Paper Tube & Core, founded in 1996, was at 331 Maple Avenue. Tube and core production and business operations took place at the Maple Avenue facility. Now, the Maple location houses the Hanover tube and core business operations. Production takes place at the facility on Commerce Street.
In 2007 Ox purchased Halltown Paper Mill which was founded in 1869. Upon the purchase of the facility, Ox became a 100% vertically integrated producer of recycled paper. Halltown Paperboard Mill has a 150-year history as a continuously working mill. The mill has been producing uncoated recycled paperboard since 1900. It now produces over 75,000 tons of paper per year from recycled books, old newspapers and other waste material.
Continuing to expand their vertically integrated platform, Ox bought the former Berry Plastics Corporation mill in Constantine, MI in early 2012. The location became headquarters for the Ox Engineered Products division. Constantine manufactured Thermo-ply, Styrofoam SIS and ISO Red ci poly iso foam structural sheathing.
DOW Chemical SIS Product
In 2013 a division of Ox Industries purchased assets from the former DOW Chemical plant in Charleston, IL. The 151,000 square foot facility housed the production lines which manufactured Styrofoam SIS brand-building products and supported the supply chain for Thermo-Ply Brands of structural building products.
Ox Industries acquired Graphic Packaging Paper Mill in Pekin, IL in 2013. This Pekin mill was Ox Industries’ second paperboard mill. Strategically located in the mid-west the mill produces over 43,000 tons of recycled paper annually.
The plant manufactures a diverse range of paper grades and services the Ox converting operations as well as the open market.
Ox acquired Carolina Paper Tubes, Inc in 2015. The purchase of this North Carolina facility marked Ox’s sixth production facility. This continued the strategy of vertically aligning converting production with the Ox paper mills.
Ox acquired two paper tube and core plants from American Paper Products in January 2016. One of the two plants purchased was located in Holliston, MA. This was a strategic step for Ox in expanding their geographical reach.
Ox Industries opened its converting plant in Fort Worth, Texas in 2017. The facility is 100,000 square feet and houses the newest manufacturing technology in paper tube, core, and protective packaging production equipment.
Ox Industries announced the acquisition of Armorboad Packaging in October of 2017. Armorboard is a full-service converter of protective packaging. Armorboard produces U-board and edge protection for the steel, glass, wood and snack food industry as well as many others.
Outgrowing the original location on Maple Avenue, Ox Industries purchased a facility across the street from the original location in Hanover, PA. As of 2019 production of the paper tube and core for Hanover takes place on Commerce Street while business operation remains at Maple Avenue location.
Ox expanded its corporate operations to 600 West Elm Avenue in Hanover, PA in 2018. This location is the official Corporate Headquarters for Ox and houses the Executive and Leadership Teams and Customer Service.
Ox Industries acquired Carthage, NY based Carthage Specialty Paperboard, Inc in Fall of 2018. The mill produces various grades of uncoated recycled paper for pharmaceutical cap sealing, art mat boards, rigid setup boxes, folding cartons, and protective packing.
Ox Industries successfully restarted White Pigeon Paper Mill in September 2020 after it is was closed for almost three months.
Ox acquired the mill from Graphic Packaging in June and has since converted the mill from clay-coated recycled paperboard (CRB) to high strength uncoated recycled paperboard (URB). The White Pigeon Mill will add 80,000 tons of URB capacity to Ox’s current mill system. Additional upgrades are being planned to increase the output of the mill and overall facility.