A manufacturer of multi-wall paper bags and polyethylene bags!

Northeast Packaging Company's predecessor and affiliate, C.W. Staples, Inc. began operation in Aroostook County, Maine and neighboring New Brunswick, Canada in the late 1920's and was incorporated in 1937. The company supplied Maine and Canada farms with farm and shipping supplies. The company was also a potato bag distributor. Northeast Packaging Company was established in 1972 by William Staples, son of the founder, Charles Staples. The company began with one paper bag machine but continued to grow consistently through the 1970's and 1980's adding several more machines making a wide range of multiwall paper bags. In 1993, the company increased... (more)

Ideation

If you have a general idea of what you want to make, these factories will help refine your idea and think through the different components that involve the making of your idea.

Materials

This stage involves gathering all the necessary materials needed to make your product. Some factories provide materials and assembly; sometimes you will need to buy materials separately.

Tooling

To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.

Production

"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)