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Acme Corrugated Box Overview

Hatboro, PA
51 to 200 employees
1918
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Acme Corrugated Box Co., Inc. is one of the largest independent manufacturers of corrugated products servicing the Mid-Atlantic region. Privately owned for almost 100 years, Acme Corrugated continues to manufacture and design corrugated products using the latest technology and ... Read more

Acme Corrugated Box – Why Work For Us?


From a determined start driving a horse-drawn wagon through the streets of Philadelphia, Acme Corrugated Box Company has grown to inhabit a 250,000 square foot facility adjacent to Pennsylvania’s busiest thoroughfare. How we got here is a classic story of hard work, family commitment, and the American Dream. In 1918 our founder, Edward J. Cohen, packed his horse-drawn wagon with scrap paper and traveled through Philadelphia’s dusty streets in search of customers. He found plenty, and soon added reclaimed corrugated boxes to satisfy the diverse needs of the bustling city.Just two decades later, Ed had incorporated and moved his operation indoors to Third and Race Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The end of WWII brought increased prosperity, and as the economy grew so did we. Business growth was continuous over the next few decades. Ed’s two sons, Arnold and Bob joined the firm.

In 1963 Arnold took the reigns of leadership, and in 1969 Bob joined the company full time. To accommodate the continued growth, we moved to a 25,000 square foot facility in North Philadelphia’s American Street business corridor. Now having enough space, Arnold and Bob purchased their first manufacturing equipment and began producing corrugated boxes.

By 1980, we expanded yet again with a move to a new 59,000 square foot facility in Bensalem, Bucks County. In 1981, Bob assumed the role of President, guiding us through two more decades of expansion and success.

In 2001, we moved into a 250,000 square foot modern complex in Hatboro, Montgomery County, that allowed us to expand our manufacturing capabilities with additional state-of-the-art capital equipment. With our location adjacent to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Acme Corrugated trucks enjoy easy access to this important highway to deliver throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Maryland.

Through all the decades of growth and success, Acme has retained its family tradition and remained a family-run business.  Today, Bob’s sons, Erik and Jeremy work here, bringing the family’s third generation of knowledge and enthusiasm to meet the ever-changing requirements of our customers.

New 250,000 Square Foot Facility in Hatboro, PA



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Acme employees showing their Team Spirit!



Ugly Sweater Day at Acme was a success! On December 19, 2017, Acme employees participated in Ugly Sweater Day. Employees voted who had the    most festive, most original, and "ugliest" sweaters. 


Acme employees on Flannel Friday!


 

Acme's President, Bob Cohen, and Human Resources Department, Heidi Morrison and Marion Gendron, were proud to present to Eric Cushing, VP Marketing & Development for Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, the money raised from our 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic and Silent Auction.


On October 6, 2017, Acme celebrated National Manufacturing Day by inviting clients and prospects into their facility for an Open House that included a tour of the prodcution facility, demonstrations, and presentations on the process of manufacturing corrugated products. It was a great success!




Acme held their 9th Annual Charity Golf Classic and Silent Auction on September 14, 2017. This event benefited Special Olympics of PA!



Acme partners with Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School’s Work-Study Program. This Work-Study Program allows motivated and talented students from limited-income backgrounds the ability to gain a quality education and invaluable work experience in preparation for college. These students have said that their experiences here have been incredibly helpful in the development of their professional skills. 



Acme’s new Micro Market is a 24-hour, self-service marketplace. With easy to navigate touch screen kiosks, our employees just choose the food and beverage items of their choice and pay with a variety of options for a quick and intuitive experience. We are the first in our industry with this extraordinary feature, enhancing our company culture and differentiation from our competition. Our Micro Market first launched in July 2017, and it has been a huge success. Employees love having this feature because they can actually see, touch, and choose exactly what they want.



Acme hosted our 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic on September 13th, 2018. The proceeds went to the Austism Cares Foundation. 

On October 5th, 2018 Acme hosted our 5th National Manufacturing Day celebration by inviting clients and prospects into their facility for an Open House that included a tour of the prodcution facility, demonstrations, and presentations on the process of manufacturing corrugated products. It was a great success!



Steve Wilson and Len Donnelly representing Acme at the The New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit


Acme's President, Bob Cohen, and Acme Team Members Heidi Morrison and Lauren Rago, presented to Linda Kuepper, Founder, and Jacqui Makowski, Managing director, of the Autism Cares Foundation, and the money raised from our 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic and Silent Auction!


Acme gives each and every employee a turkey for Thanksgiving! 

Acme Team members celebrating the holidays with an ugly sweater party!

Acme Corrugated was proud to be an official sponsor of Preston and Steve's Cardboard Classic 2019! The life-size trophies awarded at WMMR's Preston and Steve Cardboard Classic, on March 1st at Jack Frost Mountain, were created and built by Acme's own in-house Design Team.


Acme provides on the job training for every department in our organization. New hires work with seasoned professionals throughout their orientation to efficiently transition into their specific job functions. 



We strive to provide employees with the most favorable working conditions possible, and to invest in the most modern equipment available. We believe our success is based on allowing each employee to reach his or her potential. 

Company Picnic 2019

The weather was perfect for our Annual Memorial Day Company Picnic at Acme. Everyone enjoyed conversation and food catered by Sweet Lucy's Barbeque.

   

    


Thank you Senator Bob Casey for the visit!

We were honored to have Senator Casey visit Acme. It was his first visit to a box manufacturing plant.

      

Congratulations to all the Acme University Graduates!




Acme Corrugated Box was honored to be recognized today as a "2018 Milestone Company" at the AICC Spring Meeting! 

John Kochie, GM, represented the Acme Team!
Congratulations to all fellow honorees!



Congratulations Joe Bascio on your retirement!

Thank you for your many years of service at Acme!
Cheers to you!!



Acme is recognized by AICC as a 2017 Innovator of the Year

        Acme's Finished Goods Conveyor System as well as our Reusable Tie Sheets were selected as finalists by AICC (The Independent Packaging Association) as      2017 Innovations of Year. Watch the video below to see our submissions! 

AICC 2017 Innovator of the Year



Acme achieves a WORLD RECORD on the Bobst 8.20!!!

On Saturday, June 24th, 2017, Acme's Production Operators pulled off the almost impossible --- 186,439 boxes in a single eight hour shift. This remarkable achievement breaks down to 23,654 boxes per hour on our newest corrugated converting machine, the Bobst 8.20.  

To recognize this milestone achievement, Acme celebrated the members of the World Record Team!  




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    I have really enjoyed my time so far at Acme Box. The team members are highly skilled, welcoming, and friendly. I am blown away by the talent and creativity of the people I work with.

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Acme Corrugated Box (Horsham, PA) in January 2016.

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    Typical Phone Screen which proceeded to an in-person interview with (2) senior management. Start of interview had general questions into background, experience, and gauging interest level into ACME Corrugated box company. Unfortunately it appeared that one of the managers involved in the process did not like my resume/background experience. This person was somewhat abrasive during the questioning which turned my interest way off from that point on.

    My thought is that HR and Executives should be on same page for what they are looking for prior to wasting peoples time.

    No surprise that there was no offer post interview, as it was truly an uncomfortable experience.

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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