Our Company


1990-1999 | 1867-1970

From the beginning, Packaging Corporation of America has been built on the devotion and cooperation of its customers and its people. As we have grown, we have maintained one particular focus: to deliver world-class containerboard and packaging solutions where you need us, when you need us.


PCA becomes a publicly traded company on the NYSE and is traded under the ticker symbol “PKG.”
Winter Haven Training Center


PCA opens a training center in Winter Haven, Florida, adjacent to PCA’s manufacturing operation in the same location.


Three new locations are acquired and added to the PCA network: Donna, Texas; Fairfield, Ohio; and Franklin, Wisconsin.


PCA’s design network is expanded as the company opens a creative design center in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Acorn Corrugated Box Company, located in Bedford Park, Illinois, is acquired by PCA, strengthening the company’s presence in the retail packaging industry and the Chicago market.


PCA acquires Midland Container Corporation, adding a full-line corrugated plant in Pearl, Mississippi, and a graphics packaging and display manufacturing facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi, to its packaging network.


PCA’s market presence in southern Florida is expanded and strengthened by the establishment of a sheet plant in Miami Gardens, Florida.

50th Anniversary2009

PCA celebrates its 50th anniversary as a company, marking a half-century of building relationships based on trust.

PCA opens a new design center and project management facility in Hong Kong. Operating under the name Packaging Corporation of Asia Limited, the new facility is structured to support its U.S. customers with their needs in Asia.

PCA acquires Elwood Packaging, a specialty sheet plant in Chicago. The acquisition strengthens PCA’s position in the Chicago market as a premier value-added provider.



PCA expands its reach and coverage by acquiring three packaging businesses: Field Packaging, a specialty sheet plant located in the Chicago area; Packaging Materials Company, a sheet plant in Huntsville, Alabama; and Colorado Container Corporation, a full-line combining plant located in the Denver area.


PCA opens a new full-line converting plant in Reading, Pennsylvania.



PCA strengthens its position in the Pittsburgh market as a premier value-added provider by acquiring Packaging Specialists, a specialty sheet plant located in Cheswick, Pennsylvania.



PCA acquires Boise Inc., a manufacturer of a wide variety of packaging and paper products. The acquisition provides new opportunities for PCA to apply its expertise and business philosophy to a broader market and allows our company to better serve our customers with additional converting facilities and capabilities, increased mill capacity and an extended product range, including Boise’s white paper business.



PCA strengthens its position in the California market with the acquisition of Crockett Packaging. The acquisition includes a full-line plant in the City of Industry, California, and a sheet plant located in San Bernardino, California.