Ox Strong Commitment
While our commitment to the environment is paramount, a sustainable manufacturing business doesn’t stop there; it encompasses much more. We take a mindset of ‘preserve, nourish and grow’ and weave it through every aspect of our business; from production to people and communities.
- Operate using environmentally responsible practices, lessening our burden on the environment
- Develop programs that set the highest standards for employee safety
- Create a culture where people are encouraged to thrive
- Give back to our communities and serve in ways that make a positive and lasting impact
When we opened our doors in 1996 we worked to produce the most environmentally sustainable product possible, using recycled material purchased from nearby paper mills. We knew that if we truly wanted to make an impact on the environment while also maintaining the most efficient production lines and highest quality product we needed to be in control of our own paper source. In 2007, with that goal in mind, we purchased Halltown Paper Mill founded in 1869 and became a 100% vertically integrated producer of recycled paperboard.
What is Vertical Integration?
Vertical integration is a business approach where a company controls multiple stages of its supply chain, from the production and manufacturing of raw materials all the way to the delivery of finished products to its consumer base. As a vertically integrated paper company, we control the sourcing of waste paper materials, sorting and processing waste paper into pulp for various grades of paperboard, and producing finished converted paperboard tubes and cores and protective packaging. Working with a vertically integrated company for paperboard and paperboard-converted products provides peace of mind.