Jack’s Passion for People


June Jack Schwarz sells CeCorr to Georgia Pacific.

July Schwarz Partners is formed with a business focus related to the manufacturing of corrugated sheets and expanding to different segments of the corrugated industry. The company’s only business holdings at the time are TransCorr, a transportation company, and GHS Associates, a scrap brokerage.

November Flutes, a Schwarz Partners affiliate, commences production of microflute sheets in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Early Expansion


March Schwarz Partners enters the corrugated converting business with the purchase of MOPAC, WOPAC and NIPAC which is the first step into what is now The Royal Group.


January TransCorr forms its freight brokerage division, TransCorr National Logistics, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

December Schwarz Partners purchases a full box plant, MaxPak, in Lakeland, Florida.


February Schwarz Partners opens its first co-op sheet feeder, Freedom Corrugated, in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.


September Schwarz Partners purchases sheet plants Dalton Box, located in Dalton, Georgia, and Package Craft, located in North Carolina, as well as other locations in Florida and Louisiana.

December Schwarz Partners opens its second co-op sheet feeder, Independence Corrugated, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.


Ongoing Commitment


June Schwarz Partners assumes management responsibility for Pinnacle Corrugated in Landis, North Carolina, the company’s third corrugated plant.


July Schwarz Partners purchases the sheet feeder operation of Interstate Resources in Miami, Florida and renames it Schwarz Partners Packaging Miami.

August Schwarz Partners purchases The Royal Group, with a full box plant in Cicero, Illinois, and sheet plants in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Tennessee.


April TransCorr acquires another trucking company: Tom Joy and Son in Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

Resilient Years Spur Collaboration


February At the height of the great recession, Schwarz Partners opens its fourth co-op sheet feeder, Northern Sheets, in Sacramento, California.

September Schwarz Partners merges all its packaging plants under one name, The Royal Group.


January Schwarz Partners opens its fifth co-op sheet feeder, New England Sheets, in Devens, Massachusetts.


September Schwarz Partners opens its sixth co-op sheet feeder, Heartland Sheets, in Kansas City, Missouri.


June New-Indy Containerboard, a joint venture with The Kraft Group, is formed and purchases two recycled containerboard mills in Ontario, California, and Oxnard, California.

Poised for Growth


October Schwarz Partners opens its seventh co-op sheet feeder, Central California Sheets, in Kingsburg, California.


March GHS merges with Integrity Fiber Supply to form the recycling business.

June Schwarz Partners opens its eighth co-op sheet feeder, Alliance Sheets, in Bristol, Indiana, home of the first 132-inch corrugator in North America, known as “Paulson’s Pride,” in honor of Terry Paulson.

November TransCorr forms a new third-party-logistics operation, TransCorr Global Solutions, based in Detroit.


January New-Indy Containerboard purchases Carolina Container Company, which operates box and sheet plants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky.

April TransCorr purchases Indiana-based Venture Logistics, which doubles its fleet size, and enters the warehouse and fulfillment business.

June New-Indy Containerboard acquires the U.S. operations of Forest Resources, which includes Hartford City Paper, a medium mill in Indiana, and Hartford City Paper Recycling, a recycling operation in Indiana. The acquisition broadens New-Indy’s supply position of containerboard in the upper Midwest. The Royal Group purchases Shillington Box in St. Louis, Missouri.

October Schwarz Partners opens its ninth co-op sheet feeder, StarCorr Sheets, in Temple, Texas.


January Schwarz Partners purchases Indiana Knitwear, a manufacturer of licensed sports apparel and other sports-related garment items, based in Indianapolis with manufacturing in Guatemala.

August The Royal Group purchases a corrugated sheet plant, Touchpoint, in Seymour, Indiana. Venture Logistics opens a new rail-served warehouse facility in Indianapolis, in partnership with the Indiana Railroad.

December New-Indy Containerboard acquires TriPAQ, a packaging business with facilities in Santa Ana and Cerritos, California; and Mexicali and Tijuana, Mexico. New-Indy Containerboard acquires Container Service Corporation (CSC), a corrugated box plant headquartered in Ringgold, Georgia.


February Integrity Fiber Supply purchases River Valley Paper Company, an Akron, Ohio-based recycling company with locations in Akron, Ohio; Syracuse, New York; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Yulee, Florida.

March Schwarz Partners opens its tenth co-op sheet feeder, EnCorr Sheets, in Ontario, California, home of the second 132-inch corrugator in North America.

September Northern Sheets and Central California Sheets are sold to Packaging Corp. of America.


October Schwarz Partners opens its eleventh co-op sheet feeder, North Star Sheets, in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.

December New-Indy Containerboard acquires Resolute Forest Products’ Catawba paper and pulp mill located on the Catawba River in Catawba, South Carolina. New-Indy plans to convert this facility into the premiere ultra-lightweight, high-quality virgin containerboard mill in the United States.

Preparing For the Next Chapter


January Integrity Fiber Supply purchases waste brokerage company, Marck Trading, in Appleton, Wisconsin.

May New-Indy Containerboard acquires corrugated packaging and display company, Proactive Packaging and Display, in Ontario, California.

July Schwarz Partners celebrates 20th anniversary.

August The Royal Group acquires SPA Inc., in Milford, Ohio, which specializes in software and consumer electronics distribution, third-party logistics and multivendor programs.

September Schwarz Partners and Lauth Management partner on a new office building, Agora at the Proscenium, in Carmel, Indiana. Part of the office space consists of the new Schwarz Partners corporate office.

October Schwarz Partners opens its twelfth co-op sheet feeder, Triumph Sheets, in Cleveland, Tennessee, with the largest triple-wall corrugator in the United States.


January New-Indy Containerboard acquires Montebello Container Company with corrugated box facilities headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California. Schwarz Partners opens its thirteenth co-op sheet feeder, StarCorr de Mexico, in Monterrey, Mexico.

April New-Indy Containerboard acquires Shoreline Container, which operates box and sheet plants in Holland and Zeeland, Michigan.

October Schwarz Partners moves their corporate office to the newly build office at the Agora at the Proscenium in Carmel, Indiana.

Keep Growing for The Future


October Independence Corrugated begins the expansion of their footprint by adding a new Quantum Line Corrugator from Fosber. Independence Corrugated will operate out of two facilities: Independence East, and Independence West.


February Conveyo was imagined, and built from the ground up as a part of the Schwarz Partners IT group (now SPtech). It has developed groundbreaking products such as EKD+ which provides a simplified and consistent way for retailers to transmit digital keys from software and digital product companies directly to their end customers.

September Schwarz Partners purchases STS Packaging, a leading manufacturer of food packaging products for some of the worlds best known brands.

October Schwarz Partner’s IT department begins to operate under the SPtech brand, allowing for smoother operations as a service and technology provider.

October Flutes inc. adds a 2nd sheet feeder plant in Indianapolis, more than doubling their capacity. The addition of this new operation allowed for the company to rebrand as Flutes Corrugated.


January Corrugated Partners Group, commonly referred to as CPG, formed as an entity aligning all sheet feeder operations under a single umbrella.

June Expanding the CPG sheet feeder operations, Keystone Sheets was formed in Pennsylvania, beginning daily operation later that year.


April StarCorr Sheets in Temple, Texas completes installation and begins operations of a 2nd on-site corrugator.