Packaging Specialties, Inc. is a family-owned, Michigan-based business with a rich tradition of product innovation and developing expertise with a dedicated team. Our commitment to being an industry-leader by incorporating new technology and reliable delivery has made us a trusted resource to meet our customers’ needs on time and on budget. Our company was founded in 1963 by Frank and Clare Tabor. When Frank suddenly passed away in 1965, Clare took over, managing the daily operations as well as raising a family of seven children. At the time, PackSpec was the only woman-owned corrugated converting plant in the Detroit-area.
Manhattan Container Corp. was acquired in 1984, rounding out the manufacturing capabilities with more capacity, and making us a major player in the Detroit market. Over the years, several substantial acquisitions have kept our company on top of the packaging industry with state-of the-art equipment and space to continue to grow.
PackSpec is now managed by three of Clare’s sons: Kurt (President), Kent (Vice-President) and Keith (Designer). They learned the business from the ground up as young adults, and have continued the operation to what it is today: a packaging manufacturer that is highly progressive and customer service-oriented. Clare is still active as the voice of expertise to which her sons continue to listen to.
Commitment to Quality
At Packaging Specialties, Inc., we take quality and customer satisfaction very seriously. Our commitment to our customers is as strong today as it was when our business began over 50 years ago. We remain firmly dedicated to supporting your packaging needs by exceeding your expectations with products of exceptional quality. As part of your packaging team, let us evaluate your specific requirements. Then, together, we will develop and implement plans to meet your packaging needs efficiently and economically.
We’re proud to announce that we’re ISO9001:2015 certified! PackSpec has been listed in the Quality Systems Registrars, Inc. “Register of Certified Quality Systems” for the design and manufacturing of corrugated and solid fiber packaging with additional production activities at our Michigan-based facility. Firming our position as an industry-leading packaging company. Quality and customer satisfaction have always been our number one priority at PackSpec. And we’re glad it’s official! Trust in a company that cares about their products.
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We believe in doing our part for the health of the environment. Our recycling programs ensure that all of our scrap material is properly handled and recycled according to the latest standards and practices. We have a massive waste/baler system that is connected to each and every one of our machines—and every bundle that comes from them is recycled. Through these practices, we are able to ensure our customers that by working with us, they’re helping to make a different in their communities. Our constantly evolving sustainable solutions will always be in the best interest of our customers and the cities we serve.