Founded in 1963 in Middletown, OH, William C. Akers established a 10-person, 20,000 sq. ft business with just $30,000. Specialized in creating custom shipping solutions, wooden pallets, and folding cartons, Bill Akers’ primary focus was on customer service and quick delivery, providing same or next-day delivery with no order minimums, essentially jump-starting the “Just in Time” model, long before the term would become an industry standard.
Building trust and loyalty through his unwavering commitment to service first and foremost — to customers, to employees, and to the community — Bill Akers created a foundation to allow Akers Packaging Service Group to continue to thrive. Now a third-generation independent box manufacturer with over 50 years of experience, Akers Packaging Service Group has acquired or started 13 paper and packaging-related businesses, with 13 facilities across 6 states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia.