Business & Finance: Box Troubles

The Paperboard Industry is composed of the makers of:

1) Boxboard, made of matted wood or other substances such as straw.

2) Containers, used for freight and express shipments and using either solid or corrugated fibre.

3) Boxes, including folding boxes for grocery products and other merchandise, and "setup" (rigid) boxes, such as candy comes in.

In 1879 one Robert Gair patented multiple dies for cutting, creasing, folding paper. Last July the biggest U. S. paperboard makers traveled secretly to the home of George Gair, 57, president and general manager of Robert Gair Co., now dominant...

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