Joshua Levinson of Brick & Ballerstein joins Burt

October, 2015 — Burt Rigid Box, Inc. is proud to announce that Joshua B. Levinson has joined the company as its Director of Business Development. Joshua brings with him decades of experience in the rigid box industry, ranging from vendor relations to account management. As a member of the Levinson family, owners of Brick & Ballerstein, Inc, a respected competitor scheduled to close its doors at the end of 2015, Joshua also represents the continuation of a third-generation tradition in the box business. Owner Laura Brodie said, "As Burt approaches its 130th anniversary in 2016, we look forward to honoring the Levinson family’s history in the packaging business alongside our own. Josh brings an understanding of the rigid box market that is deep and rare, and we are thrilled to add so substantial an industry presence to our team.”  

Burt Rigid Box Achieves AIB Food Safety Certification

2015 Oneonta, NY: Burt Rigid Box, Inc. is dedicated to the well-being of its employees and customers. As a company that manufactures packaging for the confectionary, fancy food, and liquor industries, Burt knows that food safety is critical to its customers and the end consumer, including each and every one of its own employees. Thus Burt is proud to announce that as of May, 2015, they are the first rigid box-dedicated facility in the US to be certified by AIB International for safety in nonfood-contact packaging. Laura Brodie, Vice President of Burt says, "We are incredibly proud that our facility meets the rigorous requirements of this certification. Our ability to meet this important standard is due entirely to our employees’ unwavering dedication to maintaining a clean and safe environment.”

Burt invests in Maximum-Depth Production Equipment

January 2014 — Burt Rigid Box has installed the newest model of the cutting-edge Emmeci MC 2012 in its Oneonta plant. The MC2012 increases production capacity while permitting the manufacture of boxes up to 13” deep or 27” across. This is the largest box size made through automated production anywhere in the world. In addition to traditional and deep boxes, the MC2012 will make "T-wrap style" slipcases and H-blanks. The machine is running and is an excellent addition to Burt’s capabilities. In addition to the MC2012, Burt purchased an additional Bobst die-cutter for its repertoire at the end of 2013.

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