Ontario Construction News staff writer
Crawford Packaging has started construction on a new 25,000-square foot commercial development in the Highway 3 Corridor in Essex County.
Crawford Packaging was established in 1963 as Crawford Packaging Materials Ltd., by Dick Crawford. Operating from Crawford’s apartment and utilizing warehouse space at Flannagan’s in London.
The company now operates from locations throughout Ontario, providing packaging solutions for clients around the world. In the Essex region, the company focuses on packaging for local produce.
Its new facility will support southwestern Ontario including Leamington, Kingsville and Windsor. The building will include a warehouse, service shop, showroom and office space.
“Providing opportunities for our clients to trial new packaging innovations at a local location will help reduce lead times. In addition, supplying from a local warehouse will reduce our carbon footprint while still providing unparalleled service.” – Stuart Jackson, vice president of produce packaging
“We are excited to make the Town of Essex a new home for Crawford. Being here provides greater accessibility to the produce and industrial markets, allowing us to better serve those customers. We look forward to the opportunities this new location will bring us.”