Hello, I am Neil MacDonald and what I am about to tell you is the truth...the whole truth. No one else could make up such a story.
I began in the Box business with Independent Boxmakers in 1967. I was working in shipping and inventory control and attending law school at the same time. After a two-year law school education I decided that I had more ethics than needed to be a lawyer. In 1969 I convinced the management team at Independent Boxmakers to allow me to start A Box Unlimited. This company's motto was "any quantity, any size, any time" and it was Louisville's second short order box company. As I progressed up the ranks with Independent, A Box became A Pack and was successful for many years as a stand alone short order company. Independent Boxmakers was acquired by a major integrated corrugated company in 1977. I remained there for four years a Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
In July of 1981 a group of former Independent Boxmaker employees formed a new company, Independent Container Incorporated. As President and CEO - and with a very experienced group of employees - Independent Container grew to become a large midwest sheetfed plant with three manufacturing locations in Kentucky and Indiana. Independent Container was acquired by a large integrated corrugated company in 1997. I stayed with the new company for five years as President of the Independent Container division.
In July of 2006 a new company, Independent II, ran its first box as a company formed and owned by many of the employees who had previously worked at one or both of the former Independents. Today as President and CEO of Independent II, I am happy to say that as we begin our fourth year in business we have many great customers and employees who continue to help us grow. Our employees, from myself to our newest hire, are dedicated to fulfilling our customers' needs.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to doing business with you.
- Neil MacDonald
Since the early 1960s—three generations of Independent companies have successfully managed the day-to-day corrugated and packaging demands of our Customers.
Our Leadership is well-respected by our Customers, our Community, and within our Industry for its dedication to building and operating long-running—successful enterprises by focusing on our Customer’s needs ahead of ours. Our Sales Partners are traditionally networked into local business sectors—and—virtually connected to emerging opportunities from over the horizon. Our Customer Service, Warehouse, and Shipping Teams are second to none at keeping our Customers’ orders on-time—no matter what. Our Production Team and Manufacturing Capabilities are a perfect balance of horsepower, creativity, flexibility and consistency. Our Operations Group seamlessly contributes Design, Technology, Quality and Process, and Innovation when needed—where needed—so that we provide dedicated service and agility to our Customers.