Pam Miller, 26 years at Covington Box

OSHA milestone for safety

We are at 730 days and climbing without a OSHA Recordable Accident

Our Environmental Responsibility

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.

Learn about Recycling here

Outsourcing your scrap material can be profitable.

Let us show you how to add to your bottom line.

 We Recycle.

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.

 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. Starting with 5 just employees and a 20,000 Sq. facility the philosophy of

providing to the customer

"WHAT they want, WHEN they want it” began.

Steuben, United Way ​"Box Regatta"  

​Lake James, Pokagon State.The "Cardboard box" Regatta.

We donated cardboard for the entire event.   This event featured Covington as captain of two boat entries. All for a great cause, Whoot-hoo!!

Things you should know about us - We asked our staff

What do you like about working at Covington Box ?

Covington Box and Packaging

Plant workers and office staff, Covington Box

Long-standing Collaboration with Easterseals Arc


Rise, Angola

“The Americans with Disabilities Act doesn't require employers to change job requirements but to make reasonable accommodations. And the adjustments – when needed – could be relatively simple. That might include flexible schedules, allowing more frequent breaks but the same overall allotted time or allowing noise-canceling earbuds if loud noises could be alarming to a person...
Covington Box & Packaging Inc. in Waterloo had been connected with RISE Inc. in Angola, before it merged into Easterseals Arc and has found wonderful employees for many years that way. “

IN THE NEWS: Read full Journal Gazette article:  ARTICLE LINK

Our Community Service Projects

Are you a non-profit 501(c)3 looking for support?   Contact us.

Pam Miller, 26 years at Covington Box
Recycle LOGO

Dekalb, United Way "Day of Caring"


The project goal:   HELP for an older couple to maintain their home exterior.  Our community service:

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 team at your service!

Our History

Pam Miller: “I have been here 28 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: - 31 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)."
Dan Parker:  6 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)!"

Brenda Smith:"Great working atmosphere – very family oriented. Very amazing to me being able to see where we were 26 years ago and where we are now.  Quite a difference."

Randy Smith: "I have worked here almost 13 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 12 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."

Laura Collier: I joined Covington Box in 2017, so I am one of the newest members of the team.  One thing I see on a daily basis is Covington Box employees working very closely as a team to make sure their customers are 100% satisfied.  I personally like the independence of being able to do my job and to know I am truly supported.  I see a company who truly cares about their customers and their employees, making Covington Box a great place to work… did I say fun as well!

Solar Panels Powering Covington Box & Packaging

“With our 2020 initial investment into clean energy and this 1.4 acres of "Solar Field", we’re showing our customers and our employees that we’re taking dollars to reinvest in something that’s going to help all of us,”

--Tony Fifer 

Read News Article Here

Special thanks to the Waterloo Town Manager, Pam Howard and the DeKalb County EDC for embracing this project. Also thank you to Farmers State Bank and Eric Straeter of Ag Technologies.

Pet carrier box, for vets & humans shelters, Covington Box
Dekalb, United Way "Day of Caring"

About Us

Plant Supervisors at Covington Box

Pam Miller, 28 years at Covington Box

Steuben County, "Box Regatta"


ISO: International Organization for Standardization.

ISO 9001 certification gives our organization the quality systems that provide the foundation to customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement.

Certification for following:

Design, manufacturing and distribution of corrugated packaging material.

Sorting and logistical services. 

Certificate No.:  CERT-0118052