Board Converting News, June 22, 2020

Covington Box Reaps (CONT’D FROM PAGE 24)


More than half the orders Covington fills are from cus- tomers who need their products within 24-48 hours. The company owns 50 trailers and a half-dozen semis and will service a radius of 60-100 miles from Edgerton or Water- loo so it can guarantee same-day delivery. Among its cus- tomers are companies in the poultry, baking, automotive, heavy equipment, food service, and aerospace sectors. Some customers receive deliveries daily. One gets large kitted boxes, stapled to a pallet, strapped and delivered straight to its production line. The Impact Of COVID-19 Like many other converters, Covington Box & Packag- ing has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in both negative and positive ways. Because the company sup- plies Tier One and Tier Two automotive companies, which experienced dramatic business declines caused by plant shutdowns during the pandemic, Covington’s sales of au- tomotive parts packaging suffered. One part of Coving- ton’s business that has not suffered, however, is the sale of cremation containers and corrugated cloth covered caskets.

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hhs is a global leader in advanced gluing, camera verifica- tion and quality assurance systems for the packaging indus- try. Zero-defect quality and elevated production speeds are key parameters in the manufacturing of corrugated boxes; hhs systems ensure efficiency and precision across the board. With hhs Xcam Box Monitoring and non-contact flap gluing of corrugated board, hhs offers every option for au- tomated quality assurance in the production of corrugated boxes with flexo folder gluers. BLOWER APPLICATION COMPANY (BLOAPCO) BloApCo has served the corrugated industry since 1933 with a variety of scrap handling solutions, including Hori- zontal Floor Shredders, Trim Cutters, and Material Handling Fans and Conveying Systems. BloApCo Shredders allow for continuous shredding and pneumatic removal of sheet waste stacks of all sizes, roll slab, cores, carton scrap and much more.

The success of Covington’s patented ‘Easy Entrance Body Box,’ above, led to inquiries and the development of the com- pany’s cloth covered corrugated caskets, below.


Cimex writes affordable yet powerful CAD/CAM software for the packaging and diemaking industries. We also offer numerous samplemakers, etc., to fit all needs and budgets.


Leading manufacturer and installer of quality retrofits, up- grades and replacement parts for S&S and Prime Flexo Folder Gluers. Specialists in reconditioning of S&S Flexo Folder Gluers, including ink, air and electrical systems.


“We’ve seen a tremendous uptick in the demand for our funeral products, which is both good and bad,” says Fifer. “It’s good for business because we’re selling our products, but it’s bad because when we recently sent 3,000 units to New York City, we knew the reason why.” Covington is one of approximately 25 manufacturers in the U.S. that makes corrugated cloth covered caskets, a niche that it began filling about 25 years ago when the company designed a “cremation container” on which it re- ceived a U.S. patent.

Corrugated Replacements, Inc. is a production powerhouse that manufactures high quality machine parts and replace- ment parts for the corrugated and paperboard converting industries. CRI can redesign, engineer, and manufacture any part while providing a rapid turn-around rate, keeping machines running at their peak performance and limiting down time.



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