Historic places and people in the land of milk and honey: Wisconsin's treasure: a tribute to our past, a celebration of the present and our commitment to continue the good life
[Tenneco Packaging], p. 84 PDF (344.8 KB)
One of Burlington's world-class industries is Tenneco, known for its sophisticated graph- ics on packaging and Point-of-Sale mer- chandising needed in today's retail mar- ketplace. Tenneco has seventy-four plants producing corrugated boxes for industry and its shipping needs. The business was formed in the 50's with three unsuccessful companies from the Upper Midwest creat- ing one successful company, locating in Burlington because of the proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee and need for a reliable labor force. The previous plant was built in 1969 and opened as Packaging Corporation of America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenneco, combining plants from Madison, WI and Franklin Park, IL. In 1994, the name changed to Tenneco to bring public awareness to this major pack- aging corporation, the fourth largest in the USA. Tenneco is ISO 9000 accredited sub- scribing to the international set of guide- lines for quality standards, product quality and a manufacturing process which has been fully developed and documented in order for all major companies throughout the world to effectively conduct and com- pete in business. The new plant was com- pleted in 1994, investing twelve million in expansion providing the ability to handle sizeable projects with the highest technolo- gy. The design team has won awards and the employees are very involved in com- munity activities of Boy Scouts, 4H, Little League, LOVE, Inc., while participating in building this $40 million annual revenue business in Burlington. 84
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