In 2013, Anchor Packaging will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary.
Anchor Packaging began operation November 8, 1963 as a converter of plastic film. In 1978, Anchor expanded its operations to include thermoforming, sheet extrusion, and blown film.
In 1985 a new manufacturing facility was constructed in Paragould, Arkansas. As Anchor’s business has continued to grow at a rapid pace, the facility has been expanded a number of times, and now covers 310,000 sq. ft. To accommodate its film business, Anchor established a 160,000 sq. ft. production facility in Marmaduke, Arkansas in 1990.
Over the years, Anchor has made several strategic acquisitions: Innovative Plastics, the MicroLite division of Amoco, the BonFaire division of Placon Corporation. The acquisition of Borden Chemical's film operation in Argentina has allowed Anchor to broaden its exposure in South America, adding another 50,000 sq.ft of production. The most recent of Anchor’s acquisitions is MVP in Kentucky. This facility includes operations, warehousing and distribution.
These acquisitions have allowed Anchor to expand its product offerings in unique product niches, but the majority of growth has come organically, through the launch of an average of 32 new products every year.
The warehousing and logistics capabilities of Anchor include warehouses in Jonesboro, AR, Marmaduke, AR, Mount Vernon, KY and a 680,000 sq. ft. Distribution Center in Paragould, which acts as a consolidation center and provides a single centralized ship point.
Today, Anchor Packaging facilities exceed 1.3 million sq. ft. of production and warehouse space.
Anchor Packaging, with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, has become a major integrated producer of plastic packaging for the foodservice retail and food processor industries, both nationally and globally. It ranks within the 8 largest thermoformers in North America.