The Packaging Wholesalers Awarded TUG Supplier of the Year

Pictured left to right: Eve Rhodes – SE Regional Sales Mgr., Brenda Marasa – Vice President National Accts., Mike Hrbacek – President/CEO, Brian Payne NE Regional Sales Mgr

The Packaging Wholesalers is honored to receive The United Group’s (TUG) Supplier of the year award for 2019 along with the most coveted award presented at their annual event… the TUG Boat!

The United Group® (TUG) is a national, Member-owned sales and marketing group for independent, B2B distributors of Jan/San, Packaging, Foodservice and Safety products and equipment.

The Packaging Wholesalers has been a preferred supplier to TUG members since 2010 and were able to build the partnership each and every year by forming long-lasting relationships via The Ease of Doing Business. The Packaging Wholesalers expansion to Dallas, TX in 2015, Hazleton, PA in 2016 and Atlanta, GA in 2018 allowed us to implement our Ship from Anywhere program virtually eliminating Back Orders. Ship from Anywhere simply means that if one of our distribution centers is short on stock, we’ll fulfill the outstanding balance of your order from one of our other 4 locations.  The very reason we were able to increase sales to TUG members by 146% form 2018 to 2019.

The TUG x Packaging Wholesalers relationship was initiated at a breakfast meeting in the Baltimore/Washington airport in June 2009. Attendees were Tobie McKown – TUG/CEO, Vince Cleary – Cleary Packaging/President, Steve Kiszely Jr – Delaware Valley Packaging/President, Steve Kiszely Sr – Delaware Valley Packaging/CEO and Mike Hrbacek -The Packaging Wholesalers – President/CEO. We are grateful for the success of our continued partnership and look forward to a bright future.

Event Recap: Pack Expo International 2018


This year’s PACK EXPO International 2018 and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO was quite the experience, certainly living up to its reputation as the year’s most comprehensive packaging trade show. The event was produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and was an opportunity for buyers and suppliers to network and witness the very latest, cutting-edge technology.

2,500 exhibitors and roughly 50,000 attendees gathered together over this three-day span to interact and explore ways to create efficiencies and apply new technology. The event featured:

  • 40+ vertical markets
  • 1.2 million sq. ft. showroom floor
  • 2,500+ top industry suppliers
  • 100+ free educational presentations


We would like to extend our thanks to all of The Packaging Wholesalers team members that spent hours in our booth greeting potential customers, explaining offerings, and sharing our dedication to the ease of doing business.

At this year’s show, we were excited to spread the word about our free freight thresholds shipping to all 43,000 zip codes in the United States, as well as our optimized distributor website offering local delivery and CPU in Chicago, Dallas, NYC, Philadelphia, and now Atlanta.

We were most excited, however, to share the news of our new facility servicing the southeastern United States from Atlanta, GA. Opening its doors in early November 2018, this new location features 400,000 sq. ft., 40 dock doors, and a proximity to the southeast that will allow customers to capitalize on competitive pricing and improved lead times. Our nationally recognized Delivered Pricing Program is set to deliver even more value for our customers with the addition of this new location. Strategically located near 3 major interstates, our Atlanta facility will allow us to optimize orders based on their destination. Stay tuned to our social channels for updates on the grand opening.

Our experience at this year’s PACK EXPO International was truly one to remember. With such promising growth in the packaging industry, we can’t wait to attend in the years to come!


Proudly Announcing our 4th Location Servicing the Southeast from Atlanta, GA

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Partnering Exclusively with Distributors!

Please join us in celebrating the opening of our 4th facility located in Forest Park, Georgia! Due in large part to the overwhelming success we are experiencing at our other locations, we are continuing our expansion southeast to better service your availability nationwide. We are excited to share that we will be open to service your packaging needs by 4th quarter 2018 with the official opening in October. The Packaging Wholesalers proudly boasts our latest facility featuring 400,000 square feet and 40 dock doors to inventory over 1,200 different sizes of corrugated boxes and mailers accompanied by all our other core packaging supplies currently offered.

F691D303 (2)Our new warehouse in Atlanta supports our ongoing initiatives to provide additional local and regional supply strategies, thus allowing you more opportunity to capitalize on competitive pricing, improved lead times and our nationally recognized Delivered Pricing Program. The addition of our latest location will also enable us to better optimize shipments to you and your customers based upon the order destination. We are located within a few miles of 3 major interstate arteries that are southeast of Atlanta, I-675, I-75, & I-285, making our location convenient and centrally located for both in-bound and out-bound traffic.

The Packaging Wholesalers is humbled to be able to invest in our company at a time when many businesses are consolidating or stagnant. We graciously dedicate the opening of our 4th location to the many devoted employees who worked tirelessly to help get us here and most of all to you, our loyal distributors. We know you always have a choice in suppliers and without your support, our continued growth would not be possible.

We strongly believe that our continued growth will help you sell more packaging and become more profitable. We are committed to “The Ease of Doing Business” and will continue setting the standard for superior product quality and customer support. If you have any questions, please call us and we will gladly help!

Thank you for each and every order you place with The Packaging Wholesalers.

Mike Hrbacek


Atlanta, GA • Chicago, IL  Dallas, TX • NYC/PHILA

Message Regarding Hurricane Florence


Dear Valued Customer,

As always, The Packaging Wholesalers wants to thank you for your loyal support and continued business. As many of you are aware, Hurricane Florence is baring its sights on the East Coast, and specifically the Southeast section, and forecasters are predicting extreme weather conditions. We want to express our concern for those that may be impacted by the storm, and hopeful that through all of the advanced notices and preparations, damage will be minimal and personal safety for all will be achieved. Please know that The Packaging Wholesalers will provide the support and flexibility that may be necessary to support your business after the storm.

We express our sincerest thoughts for everyone’s well-being and safety during these next few days.

Paul Cuitino, COO & CFO 


Friday September 14th 2018 – Employee Celebration



 The Packaging Wholesalers would like to make our valuable customers and suppliers aware of our employee appreciation event.

On Friday, September 14, we will be celebrating our annual Employee Appreciation Day, ALL locations will be temporarily closed between the hours of 12:30pm – 3pm CST (and the hours of 12pm – 3pm EST) on this day.

During this time, customers might experience a delay on emails and phone, additionally, our customer pick up department will be temporarily unavailable.

A reminder, our website is ALWAYS available for all customer ordering!

We appreciate and thank you in advance for your patience and support of our company event.