Doug Wertheimer, president of Wertheimer Box on the mezzanine of building

About Wertheimer Box


In a word, that’s what Wertheimer Box is all about. Some companies pay lip service to a culture of customer service and integrity. Our team lives it.

Many corrugated box manufacturers, have only one or two customer service representatives. At Wertheimer Box, we employ an entire team dedicated to serving you, our valued customer. 

Living Integrity

Under the leadership of Doug Wertheimer, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement drive our business.

We believe:

No job you have is too small or too large.

Commitment to sustainability is vital.

Solving your business problems is our number one goal.

We deliver:

Short lead-time orders when you need them.

Innovative customer solutions to solve your problems.

Warehousing and inventory management options.

Delivery alternatives to meet your needs.

Complete regulatory compliance documentation (see below).

We match you with:

Experienced, professional sales consultant staff.

Dedicated inside customer service representatives.

Hours a Day Our Plant Operates

Square Footage of Our Facilities

Years in Business

Our History

We have manufactured corrugated packaging solutions since 1939. Beginning with the leadership of our founder Ernest Wertheimer, our company philosophy has always been focused on satisfying and exceeding your needs.

Doug Wertheimer, President of Wertheimer Box

Ernest’s son, Doug Wertheimer, grew up in the company. After college graduation in 1973, he became a full-time employee at Wertheimer Box. In 2004, he became president and continued to build and grow Wertheimer Box.

“I thought I’d try it out,” the deeply committed Doug says with a smile. “I guess I’m still trying it out.” 

Wertheimer Box Corporations Original Plant in Chicago

The reality is that Doug has taken the company to a new level. Once a 70,000 square-foot operation located in Chicago, Doug has more than quadrupled the company’s size. Today, Wertheimer Box is one of the largest independent corrugated manufacturing and packaging companies in the Chicagoland area.

“There is only one way of doing things. The right way. Do it properly. Use common sense.”

Ernest Wertheimer

Founder, Wertheimer Box Corp.

wertheimer box corporation 7950 joliet rd mccook illinois

Located in a modern, 303,000-square-foot facility in McCook, Illinois, a near southwest suburb of Chicago, the company makes and ships stock and custom corrugated shipping boxes, point of purchase displays, and custom branded boxes across the United States.

Our Mission Statement

Wertheimer Box is committed to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.

We Will:

  • Perform at the highest level of integrity in all transactions.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction at all levels of interaction.
  • Foster a positive environment.
  • Assure a “safety first” environment throughout the entire company.
  • Enhance job opportunities and communication skills throughout the organization.



“You need a team behind you. If you treat people well, you come out ahead.”

Doug Wertheimer

President, Wertheimer Box Corp.

How the Wertheimer Box Team Serves You

Not surprising, employee turnover at Wertheimer Box is low. This allows our dedicated Wertheimer Box team to provide you with continuity of customer care. We strive to take customer care to a new level—finding innovative solutions to help you and your business.

Besides the dedicated sales and customer service representatives, the “Wertheimer Box Family” includes (among others):

  • Structural packaging engineers and graphic designers
  • Purchasing agents
  • Office and support staff
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Production and plant supervisors
  • Machine operators
  • Skilled factory workers

The Wertheimer Box Culture

We treat employees like family.

For example, during the economic downturn in 2008, other US companies let people go. But Doug made a commitment to our team. He encouraged us to work together as one family. He promised not to lay off a single person. Times were lean, we each reduced our hours. But we planned ahead. With our experienced team intact, we were poised to grow when the economy recovered.


“We try to make work fun. We strive to promote people from within the company.”

Doug Wertheimer

President, Wertheimer Box Corp.

Join the Wertheimer Family

We also welcome and include Customers as part of the Wertheimer family. To become part of the Wertheimer Box family:

Our Wertheimer Box Commitment to Quality – Certifications

We’re committed to quality and customer needs. Since 2006, we have been ISO certified. We now meet or exceed the ISO 9001-2015 Quality Management Systems Requirement.

Download Our 9001:2015 ISO Certificate

Additionally, since 2008, we have been certified to the SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE® Standard for Certified Sourcing.

Download Our SFI Responsible Fiber Sourcing Certificate

Your Quality and Regulatory Certifications

Because the majority of our customers are also manufacturers, they operate under many regulatory and customer-defined documentation requirements.

By staying current with the regulatory environments our customers operate in, we can supply you with almost any documentation or certification you need.

Some of these are:

  • Amazon Packaging Testing and Certification
  • CAFTA Certificate
  • California Proposition 65 Certificate of Compliance
  • Canadian Customs Invoice
  • CONEG Certificate of Compliance
  • ECT Testing & Certification
  • EU 94/62/EC, EU Directive on Packaging & Packaging Waste Certificate of Compliance
  • EU REACH SVHC (substances of very high concern)
  • FDA Continuing Guarantee, Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act Sects. 201/402/403/409
  • FDA Public Health, Security & Bio-Terrorism Preparedness & Response Act Status
  • FDA Raw Material Regulatory Status Certificate – 21 CFR/175.300, 176.170-176.189
  • Heavy Metals Certification
  • ISO 9001-2015 Certificate
  • Mullen Testing & Certification
  • NAFTA Certificate
  • National Safe Transit Testing & Certification
  • Recycled Content Statement
  • RoHS, EU Regulation of Hazardous Substances Product Analysis
  • SFI 2015-2019 Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certification
  • UN Hazardous Materials Packaging Test and Certification
  • UPS Testing & Certification
  • WTO ISPM #15, Wood Packaging Certification

Coming soon: GSFI – SQF 2000 Food Safety Certification

Get In Touch

Wertheimer Box Corp.


7950 Joliet Rd #100
McCook, IL 60525

Corporate Hours

8:00 am - 5 pm (M-F)

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For packaging sales inquiries only. To apply for work, please go to our careers section of this website.