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About Us

Overview:

Flynt Usina, Lee Usina, and Tim Christman

United Packaging Corporation was founded in 1987 by Lee Usina and his then partner, Keith Payne. As a chemical engineer who had a long career with Monsanto, Lee recognized the critical need in the marketplace for contract packaging services for bulk material in niche markets. He knew the extensive costs companies faced setting up in-house packaging facilities, and the operational headaches of managing bulk packaging processes, especially for short run niche products and intermittent industrial packaging needs. There was also a significant gap in product packaging companies who could handle a variety of bulk powders, with the ability to provide co packing services on a contract basis to fill bulk bags, valve bags, fiber drums and Gaylord boxes, and then have the ability to distribute those products from their site to various customer locations throughout the United States and worldwide.

United Packaging’s strategic location in the central U.S. also represents an ideal choice for companies looking to outsource their copacking needs. The Midwestern location in the metropolitan St. Louis area has full access to trucking and rail terminals, and offers customers significant savings potential. By shipping bulk raw materials to United Packaging Corporation’s centrally located plant, customers all over the world save on freight rates getting product to our plant, and then further benefit from our distribution capabilities.

The concept is simple. Customers save by bulk shipping their products to our Midwest packaging company. They save by outsourcing their toll manufacturing and contract packaging needs to United Packaging, who cost-effectively packages their products to their exact specifications. They save again on freight by shipping their packaged products from our St. Louis packaging facility.

Understanding the specialized bulk materials and chemical packaging needs of our customers is our business. Our packaging technology and systems allow us to strictly control the material handling requirements of bulk materials of all types, ensuring that finished packaged products are free from cross-contamination and meet all packaging specifications. United Packaging Corporation prides itself on providing on-time delivery, and fast response time for those special emergency packaging needs that can mean the difference between profit and loss for our customers.


Contact Us today and we’ll help you assess your situation and bulk packaging needs, including shipping details, package design, processing, freight and overall planning.