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For the past century, Kaufman Container has been a leader in providing quality and innovation to the packaging industry. From the start, our focus has been on giving our customers exactly what they want. Find out how Kaufman Container has changed over the past 100 years and why we continue to be the place to turn for all your packaging needs.

  • 1910 - L.S. Kaufman & Sons is founded by Eliezer Kaufman
  • 1948 - Eliezer Kaufman sells the company to Bernard Seid and Sidney Kaufman.
  • 1964 - Bernard Seid becomes owner and CEO. Company name is changed to Kaufman Container
  • 1979 (June) - Kaufman main offices and warehouse are destroyed in fire. The company relocates to several temporary locations.
  • 1979 (September ) - Kaufman Container relocates main office and warehouse to 4700 Spring Road in Cleveland.
  • 1982 - Kaufman Container opens its special service division with two semi-automatic Dubuit bottle printing machines.
  • 1984 - Kaufman becomes licensee for Viscose "Wet Bands"
  • 1985 - KCC celebrates 75th anniversary and relocates and expands decorating factory to 4770 Van Epps Road in Cleveland.
  • 1991 - Bernard Seid Passes away leaving ownership to second generation. Roger Seid becomes President and CEO.
  • 1995 - Ken Slater is named President of Kaufman and Roger Seid remains CEO.
  • 1996 - Maumee office and warehouse open.
  • 1999 - Ken Slater and Roger Seid purchase Twin City Bottle, a similar operation to KCC, located in Minneapolis, MN but continues to run as a separate company.
  • 2000 - Cincinnati office and warehouse open.
  • 2004 - Kaufman Container and Twin City Bottle merge into one company, retiring the name Twin City Bottle.
  • 2006 - Kaufman Container relocates corporate headquarters, combining two facilities under one roof. The new location has increased warehouse and decorating space, and allows for a more efficient means of operating our business.
  • 2012 - Currently, Kaufman Container operates with offices and warehouses in three locations strategically placed throughout the Midwest, with a in-house decorating facility at our corporate headquarters in Cleveland. Kaufman has become a major packaging supplier in North America, servicing a variety of customers, large and small, in a wide array of markets.
Building Toward a Century of Service
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