Things you should know about us - We asked our staff

What do you like about working at Covington Box ?

Covington Box and Packaging

"We are extremely happy to expand operations to includeEdgerton, Ohio.  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, President Covington Box

Covington Box and Packaging

About Us

Our History

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.

Community Service

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

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.

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."

OSHA milestone for safety

We are at 730 days and climbing without a OSHA Recordable Accident, our best milestone for safety to date (02/18/2016).

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!


ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization.

ISO 9001:2015  is a quality management system;

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-0118051 

Expansion to Ohio

United Way, Steuben County, "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!!