Board Converting News, February 12, 2024

New Episode Of Breaking Down Boxes Features Central Pkg & Display Hosts Gene Marino, President, Akers Packaging Service Group, and Joe Morelli, Vice President of Sales & Market- ing, Huston Patterson Printers and Lewisburg Printing Co., are joined by Jim Haglund, Chairman, and Mike Haglund, CEO & Owner, of Central Package & Display, in Be Some- where First, the latest episode of Breaking Down Boxes. Jim Haglund always had a job. He eventually landed at a distributor, where he got to know independent box makers. One of their suppliers was a sheet plant named Central Container Corp. After an encounter with one of the original owners, Jim proposed buying his half of the com- pany. The company had a different succession plan, but the owner sold his 50 percent to Jim anyway because he knew Jim would succeed. Mike Haglund started at Central mowing the lawn and opening mail when he was 10 years old. He continued to work summers there throughout college. After graduating college, Mike built a successful career, which included run- ning a scrap yard and purchasing two packaging supply companies. Eventually, his father wanted to acquire his companies and fold them and him into Central, and Mike was ready to return to the family business. “Jim and Mike are true entrepreneurs. I have a great deal of admiration for both and am happy they shared

their story,” said Marino. This conversation shows their mutual respect and of- fers an outstanding example of working within family dy- namics. “This episode of Breaking Down Boxes shares the sim- ple, and easily followed, wisdom of Jim and Mike Haglund,” says AICC President Mike D’Angelo. “A wonderful family that has built and grown a strong, independent, box busi- ness. There is something for all listeners to learn here.” Hear the entire story on all major podcast players or at . FBA Annual Meeting Set For May 6-8 In Key Largo, FL The Fibre Box Association (FBA) invites its members to at- tend the 2024 FBA Annual Meeting to be held May 6-8 at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. The event brings together FBA’s full membership for two days of meetings, informative and educational speak- ers on hot topics impacting the corrugated packaging in- dustry, recreation, and plenty of networking time. Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the Ocean Reef Club. Check the registration website at fibre- for speakers and additional information as the event draws near. If you have questions about registration, contact Vicky Miksis at


February 12, 2024

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