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[Tenneco Packaging],   p. 84 PDF (344.8 KB)

Page 84

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.

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