2017 Business Longevity Award
Last week, Smart Business Magazine presented Kaufman Container with a Business Longevity Award. We are one of 44 companies in the Cleveland area that were honored for this great achievement.
CELEBRATING 107 YEARS IN BUSINESS – Kaufman Container Co.
When a fire in June 1979 destroyed the company offices and warehouse of Kaufman Container Co. on E. 71st Street, it could have meant the end of a business that had been around since 1910.
The day after the devastating blaze, Bernard Seid, then the company’s CEO, gathered his employees. Together, they formulated a strategy with key suppliers and other business associates to continue providing products to customers uninterrupted. By September, Kaufman had relocated its offices and warehouse to Brooklyn Heights.
As the business continued to grow, Kaufman determined that it needed to support its smaller customers who wanted to decorate their containers. In 1982, under the supervision of Bernard’s son, Roger, Kaufman Container launched its special services division in another building and began screen printing glass and plastic containers.
The decorating business grew and Kaufman invested in more screen printing and labeling machines to meet the demand. Two years later, another product was developed that can be applied to glass, plastic or metal containers and can be in color, printed or perforated to the customer’s specifications.
Roger Seid now leads the company as CEO. In 2006, Kaufman Container moved to a new 230,000-square-foot location in Cleveland.
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