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Making It: Boxes Open Path to Success at Tap in Cleveland

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Sep 20, 2018 1:08:21 PM

Tap Packaging Solutions, Manufacturing Works Member Since 2017

Tap Packaging Solutions is a 100 year old company, being run by the third generation of the Chilcote family and its 120 employees. During its first 100 years, the Chilcote Company, dba Tap Packaging Solutions, established itself as a national leader in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of professional photo packaging.

In recent years, the company has expanded its capabilities for manufacturing printed folding cartons and set-up boxes and has successfully established itself as a supplier of award winning packaging working with small to international companies. In 1984, the company established an employee stock ownership plan, which means all of the employees get a share of the profits. David Chilcote says his father started the program and taught him to share the wealth. “My Philosophy is we need to treat everybody fairly,” said David Chilcote. Which is why he says he is the last to get paid. 

Last December The Chilcote Company dba Tap Packaging Solutions was inducted into the 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve. More recently the company was featured on IdeaStream's Making It series-which features creative Northeastern Ohio people following their dreams while making a living. Watch the Tap Packing Solution Making It story below or follow this link to watch it on IdeaStream.





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Topics: Membership, Member Profile, Western Reserve Historical Society, Tap Packaging Solutions, Ideastream, The Chilcote Company, The Cleveland Encyclopedia

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