- THE MAGAZINE
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Bell Inc., an independently owned folding carton company, is expanding with 38 new positions with more openings anticipated, a new distribution center that adds 40% to the company’s existing warehouse space, and the addition of a director of sales, a new position needed to drive more growth.
CEO Ben Graham attributes the company’s continuing growth, despite the economy, to ongoing execution of a strategic plan begun years ago. The plan includes aggressive investment in technology and continuous cost control and a commitment to stay independent in a rapidly consolidating industry.
Bell’s recent growth has included more than $25 million in new business in the past two years, plus expansion of business with existing customers that include some of the world’s largest food companies. Its purchase two years ago of the first Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 162 VLF press to be installed in North America added large-format sheet-fed offset printing to the company’s web offset and flexo printing capabilities, creating a springboard for growth.