Burrows Packaging has been in continuous operation for more than 95 years. This extraordinary achievement occurred under the past leadership of three generations of the Burrows family. Each contributed to the company’s growth and success during his tenure, adeptly guiding the company through the decades. Bill Burrows turned over the governance and operation of the company to trusted directors and senior managers in the months before his death, all of whom work today to lead the company to the goals he set for its Centennial in 2019.
Burrows Packaging first entered the market in November 1919 with a single paper mill purchased by its founder, Andrew Burrows, in Little Falls, New York. Additional paper mills were acquired under Ralph Burrows in Lyons Falls, NY, and Pickens, MS, as well as a second mill in Little Falls.
In 1986, Bill Burrows expanded the company to include light weight specialty packaging. U.S. packaging operations are located in Ohio, Iowa, and Nevada. In 1991, the company added a wholly-owned subsidiary packaging plant located in The Netherlands. In 2008, a packaging joint venture was added in China, which became a wholly-owned subsidiary in 2012. A Representative Office for U.S. paper sales opened in Shanghai in 2010.
Today, Burrows continues to operate as a privately owned business, headquartered in Little Falls with five packaging plants strategically located around the world.