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Innovative, Responsive, Established

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A History of Success

Since 1886, Burt Rigid Box has been a recognized industry leader in luxury custom paperboard packaging. As a family business with a global reach, our superb quality, proven innovation, and creative interpretation of our clients’ originality and style are what set us apart from other providers. We know that to stand out and flourish in today’s consumer landscape, you’ve got to up the “wow factor.” Grabbing consumer attention requires savvy and skill along with a creative approach. By choosing Burt Rigid, you’re getting an experienced partner with unique packaging options that are guaranteed to pack a punch at point of sale.

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Our Team

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Russ Hurd
Board Chairman

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Laura Brodie
President

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Michael Beggs
Controller / HR Manager

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Becky White
Accounting Specialist

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Al Horn
Senior Project Manager

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Jeff Wood
Senior Project Manager

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Dwayne Spaulding
Designer

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Greg Ward
Operations Manager

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Kevin McKee
Production Manager

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Wanda Gorton
Quality Manager

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Lee Nordberg
Quality Assurance

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Megan O’Day
Warehousing Assistant

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Established Process, Exceptional Results

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An Expert Team

If you’re looking for a true extension of your brand and office culture, look no further. With Burt Rigid, you’ll feel like your team has expanded to Upstate New York. We work seamlessly with you to develop your project, deliver a superior product, and exceed your expectations. Beginning with creative concepts and sampling, we take your goals to heart and make them our own, because we understand that when you succeed, we win too. There is nothing that makes us happier than an on-time and well-received launch!

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Partnering with the Best

We’ve been in the rigid business a long time, so we’ve established relationships with the very best. Burt suppliers are carefully selected so that each one adheres to a high standard of quality, communication, attention to detail, and client satisfaction. Our vendor partnerships are deep and true, based on mutual trust and a desire to please. All new vendors undergo a written vetting and inspection process to ensure they meet our high standards.

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Big or Small, We Do It All

We offer superb quality and unwavering dedication to a global clientele, from large international companies to just-got-going start-ups. Cosmetics and skincare, liquor and fancy food, jewelry, healthcare, pharmaceutical, media, electronics and more- clients rely on us for our agility, responsiveness, eco-awareness, and unique rigid capabilities.

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Timeline: An Experienced Packaging Partner

1886

The F.N. Burt Company was founded in Buffalo, NY by Frederick Northrup Burt.

1906

Mr. Burt sold to the Moore Corporation, and Mary R. Cass was named General Manager, making her one of the very first female managers in a public company.

1930-1960s

Burt designed, created, and patented convoluted round and oval box equipment. During these decades, Burt produced over 200 million cigarette boxes per year.

1942-1945

During World War II, Burt made shell cartridges for the war effort, and switched to making lipstick tubes out of paper instead of metal, originating a new direction for cosmetic packaging.

1958

Burt built the largest composite packaging facility in the country in Buffalo, NY.

1974

A custom rigid box facility was built in Oneonta, NY.

1983

The Moore Corp. sold Burt to C. Taylor Kew and W. Russell Hurd, two prominent Buffalo-area businessmen.

1997

The folding carton division and the F.N. Burt name were sold. The rigid box division in Oneonta was renamed Burt Rigid Box, Inc.

1998

Burt Rigid became the first US company to purchase state-of-the-art Italian rigid box equipment by Emmeci.

2002

Burt Rigid bought Maryland-based company Jesco and added slipcases to its list of capabilities.

2010

Burt Rigid acquired the business of award-winning Bronx-based competitor Plaza Packaging.

2015

Stalwart industry leader Brick & Ballerstein of Long Island was incorporated into Burt Rigid.

2016

Burt Rigid acquired the rigid box operations of Pennsylvania- based Hanover Packaging, further expanding capacity.