Bringing Jobs Back Home: New Jersey

The Maker’s Row Team started the month with a visit to Cross Country Box, a packaging factory in New Jersey. The owners, Irene and Dan Goldman, have decades of experience in the industry. Although they work with many large brands, they are also open to working with new brands.

Irene, owner and designer of Cross Country Box, is a proud native to New Jersey who is passionate about bringing manufacturing back to her home state.  She explains why bringing jobs and making manufacturing accessible is important in strengthening the middle class.

Strengthening New Jersey’s Economy

Preparation for Production

Ready to start working with factories near you? Maker’s Row Academy offers free email courses to prepare you for pre-production and production processes. Pre-register for our Quality Control 101, and register for our Production 101, Sourcing 101, Make Your First Jewelry Sample, and Make Your First Apparel Sample courses. Our Academy distributes these educational guides for free! Over the duration of each course, expect a new lesson in your inbox each day.


Contacting Factories

Contact Cross Country Box Company through Maker’s Row! We also have nearly 10,000 other factories in apparel, accessories, furniture, packaging, and more to choose from!

Meet Our Factories


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