Valley Packaging Industries of the Fox Cities is here to do 'Whatever It Takes' to meet your outsourcing needs for contract packaging and assembly jobs of every size and shape.

Valley Packaging's unique story dates back to 1956 when visionary L.C. Smith, believing people with disabilities could lead more independent lives, established the company based on this concept and welcomed his very first customer.

Today, over 50 years later, Mr. Smith's vision is still going strong and that original customer has grown to become an industry leader and Valley Packaging's largest client.

Our management team understands the packaging industry inside and out with a combined total of over 225 years of on-the-job experience.

Working together, every Valley Packaging employee continues to support our long-standing mission - to promote the dignity and worth of... (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.

Sample-Making

A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)

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)