CSI and OCC
Orange County Container Group LLC (“OCCG”) is a leading integrated paperboard and paper-based packaging manufacturer operating within the U.S. and Northern Mexico. The Company is a primary producer of recycled containerboard and medium, low and high graphics corrugated containers, folding carton containers and point-of-purchase displays. In addition, OCCG has extensive R&D capabilities for advanced paper coating technologies for its clients. The Company also operates its own recycling centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and meets the requirements established by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) and is ISO 14001 certified. With approximately $500 Million in annual revenues, OCCG has multiple facilities in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico and employs approximately 2,600 people. OCCG is the result of a merger between Corrugated Services Inc. (“CSI”) of Texas and Orange County Container (“OCC”) which was based in Los Angeles. The merger was completed on November 14, 2008. The Company is organized as an LLC with the predecessor companies (CSI and OCC) owning an interest in the company.
Founded in 1974, CSI is one of the largest independent producers of 100% recycled containerboard in the United States. It is also the seventh largest open market supplier in the U.S. CSI’s products include rolls of linerboard, medium, coated paper and Singleface packaging materials which it supplies primarily to independent box manufacturers and sheet feeders, as well as bales of recycled paper. Since 2003, Corrugated Services has also offered paperboard brokerage services through its Independent Paperboard Marketing (“IPM”) division. CSI is led by Forest Felvey, who is the son of CSI’s founder and has been involved with the paper business for 17 years. Mr. Felvey has been intimately involved in the design process as well as the equipment and architectural elements of CSI’s linerboard machine. Mr. Felvey became President of CSI in 1998.
Orange County Container was founded by Michael Feterik in 1981 and manufactured and distributed corrugated paper products such as boxes, inner packaging products (partitions within boxes), and point of purchase and promotional displays which are sold to customers primarily in California, Arizona, and Mexico. Michael Feterik grew OCC from an entity with four employees in 1981 to one with over 1,700 employees and multinational operations prior to the merger. Greg Hall, Chief Operating Officer of OCC, has been with the company since 1995 and has been instrumental in the Company’s growth in Mexico. OCC’s management team has collectively more than 100 years of experience in the packaging industry and an average tenure with OCC of over 15 years.