The Box Co-op began as a happy accident. My name is John Green, president of the company. I was trained as a software engineer and worked many years in the defense field working on such programs as the Tomahawk cruise missile and B2-bomber. Engineering appealed to my love of building things and my sense of perfection. Although the projects I worked on were important, ultimately they were unfulfilling. Because, after working for years on these projects, they had a very limited time in the sun. Like the final scene in ďRaiders of the Lost ArkĒ where the Ark of the Covenant is crated up and put into a giant government warehouse never to be seen again, thatís where our projects ended up.
While the story of how I ended up making boxes isnít as interesting, I find making boxes more satisfying. It is just a different form of engineering: the precision fits, functionality and ease of use, and artistic beauty blend together to create a package that both works well and is visually appealing. The team behind your boxes has the same passions as I do, we all share in the pride of knowing that the boxes we create will be seen and used by many people. We stand behind you. While the masterpiece may be yours, itís ours also.
We support and participate in the entrepreneurial spirit which makes this country great. Our customers are largely start-ups and smaller companies, individuals with a dream. We collaborate with our customers to make the dream come true of marketing their products in custom packaging that expresses their individual and company vision. The secret to our success is that we realize that if you do well, we do well.