March 10, 2021
Campbell Wrapper Corporation* received a flow wrapper order in April of 2020 for a Covid-related product with a very compressed lead-time, John Dykema, President of Campbell, commented to employees that he “hopes when we complete the machine we will think it was a noble cause worth the effort.”
Recently, nearly a year later and 30+ Covid-related machine orders later, Dykema stated to employees, “Despite, or maybe because of all the associated hard work, I hope we still feel that way – with a deeper sense of pride of accomplishment that we could have ever imagined back in April 2020.”
Campbell’s day-in, day-out, year-in, year-out, work of providing equipment that gives customers a way for manufactured goods to be safely, freshly, and efficiently packaged and transported from point of manufacture to point of use or consumption is always important. However, in responding to the national emergency caused by the pandemic, it is safe to say that it has never been more important than it has been during the last year.
Due to business growth which includes responding to the needs of our customers working to bring manufacturing back to North America (on-shoring) and their preference for domestic packaging machinery, Campbell Wrapper Corporation has contracted for a multi-phase construction project.
The first phase, a 35,000 square foot addition to its manufacturing, demo, and R&D space, will be occupied in early fall. Additional phases will include the renovation of existing office and shop space and office additions. The phased process will allow operations to continue uninterrupted and bring total floor space to over 100,000 square feet.
*Campbell is comprised of two product lines, the Campbell Wrapper (flow wrappers and feeders) and the Parsons-Eagle (net weigh scales and premade bag filling) product lines. The Campbell facility neighbors the Circle Packaging Machinery, Inc. site in De Pere, Wisconsin. In addition to the Circle (multi-lane towelette and sachet machinery) product line, the Circle facility houses Effytec USA (horizontal form, fill, seal pouch machines) and Junapack (rotary pouch, fill-seal equipment). All businesses are under common ownership.