Colbert Packaging receives SFI Chain of Custody certification at its Louisville, Kentucky, facility from NSF-ISR for compliance with certified paperboard tracking requirements

CHICAGO , December 7, 2011 (press release) – Colbert Packaging Corporation, a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes and paperboard specialty products, today announced that its Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturing facility has received Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Chain of Custody Certification (NSF-SFICOC-C0038447) from NSF-ISR, an organization accredited by ANSI to certify companies to SFI standards. Colbert’s Louisville facility is the fourth to achieve one or more chain of custody certifications for its compliance with the strict tracking requirements pertaining to certified paperboard originating in well-managed forests.

The newly certified facility in Louisville was once home to Dayton Carton, which was acquired by Colbert Packaging in December 2009. Louisville was not included in Colbert’s original chain of custody certifications, which covered its three manufacturing plants in Lake Forest, Ill., and Elkhart, Ind., as these facilities were certified just prior to the Dayton Carton acquisition.

“At Colbert, sustainability is not an event. It is a process, one that’s deeply rooted in our commitments to good corporate citizenship and environmental responsibility,” said Jennifer Gross, chain of custody administrator for Colbert Packaging. “That process is perhaps best reflected in our chain of custody certifications, which require ongoing employee training, internal audits, and annual re-certification. Achieving SFI Certification for Louisville was a significant, deliberate and well-orchestrated step in the process, and now, we’re pleased to be able to extend our sustainability benefits to all customers across all four Colbert facilities.”

Colbert’s 33,500 square foot cGMP-compliant manufacturing plant in Louisville produces custom folding cartons and other packaging solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare, food and confectionary, automotive and hardware, and other consumer goods markets. It is also home to one of the industry’s most extensive stock box programs.

About Colbert Packaging Corporation

Since its founding in 1959, Colbert Packaging has built a solid reputation as a manufacturer of the highest quality folding cartons, rigid paper boxes and paperboard specialty products. The company’s folding carton, flexographic packaging and pressure-sensitive roll label operations are based in Lake Forest, Ill.; an additional folding carton facility is based in Elkhart, Ind., along with rigid box production; cartons are also manufactured in Louisville, Ky., which is also home to the company’s stock box program; VMI programs and contract packaging services are located in South Bend, Ind. For more information, call +1 847 367 5990 or visit

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