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A Successful and Rapidly Growing 100% Employee Owned Company


For over 90 years, Shorr Packaging Corp. has been providing its customers with products and services designed to deliver the best packaging solutions.


Dedicated people have always been a driving force at Shorr. In 1984, after attending an ESOP conference, the Shorr family decided to harness that energy by establishing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  The employees were excited about it because it meant Shorr would be able to make larger contributions to the ESOP than it could with the previous profit sharing plan. Once the ESOP was launched, the company experienced explosive growth through geographic expansion, increased sales, and a broader product line by focusing exclusively on packaging capabilities and solutions.  Employees quickly realized the benefits of being an ESOP along with the additional benefit of faster growth for the company.


Today Shorr packaging is 100% employee owned; with over 300 employees.  Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, Shorr was recently awarded “Company of the Year” by the Illinois Chapter of the ESOP Association.

More About Shorr

Shorr Packaging is an industry-leading, award-winning distributor of packaging products, equipment and services. We represent the best-known packaging product manufacturers and brands in the industry and are one of the largest independent packaging distributors in the nation. Founded in 1922, we are an established, employee-owned company with a long history and success record, all attributed to one simple principle – listen to the customer.


Our extensive portfolio of packaging products and nationwide network of well-stocked warehouses makes us uniquely equipped to accommodate your product needs in a quick, efficient manner. Our customers enjoy the benefits of a dedicated customer service representative and access to our easy-to-use ecommerce catalog and ordering system.

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