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United Way, Steuben County, "Box Regatta"
Lake James, Pokagon State.
The 2015 "Cardboard box" Regatta event featured Covington captain of two boat entries. We also donated cardboard for the event. AWARDED: Judges choice award for show on one boat and people's choice award for the other--
All for a great cause, Whoot-hoo!!
What do you like about working at Covington Box ?
“Natasha Haire deserved this honorable award, “The Bernie” - Employee of the Year. She is a hard worker and committed to what she does. Every time I go out in the plant she is working hard and yet has a smile on her face. She never puts up a fuss and goes beyond what is expected. This last summer, Covington hired a crew of workers from RISE, Inc. Some of those clients never worked outside of RISE nor worked with other people. Natasha took it upon herself to make them feel welcome. She always took the time to show them what to do and yet make it fun. She took away their fear and made them feel just like another employee on the floor.
This is why Natasha was 2016 employee of the year and we congratulate her”
--Tony Fifer, President, Covington Box & Packaging, Waterloo, Indiana
The Bernie award is named after former employee, Bernie Prebynski.
Bernie worked at Covington Box in sales for 6 years. Bernie passed away unexpectedly a few years ago. Every year, we give out this prestigious award to the employee that exemplifies what Bernie stood for and believed in. Everybody loved Bernie. His outgoing personality was contagious always with a smile…. He treated everyone with dignity and respect. He had a heart for others and would do whatever was needed to help. He cared about his family and coworkers and it showed through his passion and commitment at Covington.By rewarding an employee “The Bernie” award,
we are reminded how much he is missed…
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Dekalb, United Way
"Day of Caring"
The project goal: HELP for an older couple to maintain their home exterior.
We trimmed up trees and bushes, edged the sidewalks and drive way, pulled weeds, laid new plastics & wood chips.
Then, the rotten boards were replaced on their home steps.
Covington Box & Packaging’s recycling equipment keeps our scrap material manageable and profitable. We believe Covington's recycling programs are our environmental responsibility, and we promote this philosophy to our customers.
The average corrugated box consists of 46 percent recycled fiber.
Outsourcing your scrap material can be profitable.
Let us show you how to add to your bottom line.
Over 30 Years Experience
Our market focus is primarily in the North East region with heavy emphasis on the Tri-States region of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. We do however service our customer’s parent manufacturing facilities; Some of which are located in Texas and North Carolina. Our corrugated box caskets and cremation products are distributed on a National level.
Covington Box and Packaging, Inc. was established in 1981 by Mr. Dean Kelly. After many years of working for large corrugated manufactures, Mr Kelly recognized a need that larger producers couldn’t fill. Covington was established in Ashley, Indiana to fulfill the void of quick order turnarounds,Vendor Managed Inventory, smaller release quantities and specialized packaging. With 5 employees and a 20,000 Sq. facility the philosophy of “Providing to the customer WHAT they want, WHEN they want it” began.
Today, with over 65 passionate plant workers and a 200,000 sq.ft. facility in Waterloo, Indiana, we continue to grow and lead the way in meeting special requirements from hundreds of loyal customers, whom many we have had the privilege to serve for over 20 years.
From design to shipment and everything in between, Covington has a dedicated staff with over 100 years combined experience to meet your individual company requirements.
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"We are extremely happy to expand operations inEdgerton, OH. The town of Edgerton is a wonderful place to do business and the people have welcomed us with open arms. Everyone involved with our decision to locate in Edgerton has been extremely supportive and helpful. I personally want to thank Dawn Fitzcharles and the administration, Scott Blue and the fire department, Keith Winebar, Doug Wilson-Wilson Excavating, Dan Siebenaler-Siebenaler construction and Scott Wyss – Dynacrete. We look forward to working with and supporting the town of Edgerton for years to come." --Tony Fifer
Dan Parker: 4 years. ”One of my most favorite thing is, we are not a number ! Meaning we are small enough to know each other names (most of their families). My second and I know you said one, but the get it done mind set (Love it too)!"
Shaun Blake: 6 years. “I like the fact that as a company we care about each other, our customers, our suppliers, and everybody else we come across. We do a very good job of building relationships/friendships with the people we deal with that makes for great business.”
Deb Wyss: “I started to work here in June of 2000. What I like best is the friendly, caring, family atmosphere. It’s also nice that the company really supports the local communities.”
Pam Miller: “I have been here 26 years and although there are many things I love about my job, I would have to say the most outstanding has been the opportunity to learn and grow within this family-owned business. Working for a company who's values and commitments to their customers and employees a high priority, makes it easy to love coming to work every day.”
Troy Hantz: - 29 years. "Family atmosphere. I can say I'm in a good mood when I have to go to work. Love what I do, fun (sometimes)."
Brenda Smith:"Great working atmosphere – very family oriented. Very amazing to me being able to see where we were 25 years ago and where we are now. Quite a difference."
Randy Smith: "I have worked here almost 11 years! We all have the same goal in mind: Customer Satisfaction. Friendships. I feel like my co-workers are more like family. Short and sweet."
Scott Blaschak: "I’ve been the Controller for Covington for nearly 10 years. What I enjoy most is being allowed to work as a trusted individual with the freedom to use my skills to contribute to our overall success! The element of trust encourages me to step up my game and do my part."
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