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Meet International PaperBox

Meet International PaperBox, your indispensable partner in the world of packaging. We understand that great-looking packaging sells, and that's why we're here to empower your brand. With decades of expertise and a passion for innovation, International PaperBox is your dedicated ally in crafting packaging solutions that captivate consumers and elevate your products.


Get to know us better and discover how we transform visions into packaging realities.

Great-looking packaging sells, so consider International PaperBox a crucial member of your sales force.

For over two and a half decades, International PaperBox has been a pillar of innovation and unwavering commitment in the packaging industry. As a family-owned and operated business, we've cultivated a deep sense of camaraderie among our 60 highly skilled employees, all of whom we proudly refer to as 'process engineers.' This dedicated team is empowered to drive improvements in safety, quality, simplicity, and speed, a daily mission that fuels our progress.

We thrive on challenges, constantly pushing ourselves to enhance the International PaperBox experience. Our continuous pursuit of perfection extends to our investments in cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line machinery, ensuring that we consistently deliver top-quality products. Quality control is not just a phase; it's a way of life for us, rooted in the Japanese Kaizen philosophy, which underpins our commitment to delivering excellence in everything we do.

Our diverse clientele, ranging from ambitious start-ups to multi-million-dollar industry leaders, inspires us daily. We relish this diversity as it sparks our creativity and fuels our innovation. At International PaperBox, we're not just crafting packaging; we're crafting experiences. Our legacy is defined by the passion and dedication we infuse into every project, and we invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey where innovation meets tradition, and where every day is an opportunity to redefine excellence in the world of packaging.

Our Story

The Team at International PaperBox

At International PaperBox, our values are more than words; they're the essence of who we are. We are dedicated to a culture of continuous improvement, where every day is an opportunity to refine and enhance our processes, products, and services. Our commitment to top-notch customer service is unwavering, ensuring that our clients receive not only exceptional packaging solutions but also an extraordinary experience.

We spare no expense in utilizing top-of-the-line technology and machinery, a testament to our unyielding pursuit of excellence. But it's not just our products that receive our utmost attention; it's our people too. We treat our employees like family, recognizing their contributions as the foundation of our success.

Our ultimate value is delivering top-quality packaging that does more than protect; it sells. We take pride in our role as partners, working hand-in-hand with our clients to elevate their products and brands. At International PaperBox, these values are the driving force behind everything we do, ensuring that our clients receive nothing less than the best.

What We Value

International PaperBox in Salt Lake City, Utah

Founded and nurtured as a family-owned business, International PaperBox values the bonds that make us more than just a company. We are a team of 60 highly skilled employees, empowered with the title of 'process engineers,' all dedicated to a common mission: to enhance safety, quality, simplicity, and speed in everything we do.

A Family-Owned Legacy


We thrive on challenges, making daily improvements to enhance the International PaperBox experience. Our relentless pursuit of perfection extends to our investments in cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line machinery, ensuring that we deliver nothing short of top-quality products.

Continuous Improvement


Our clients range from start-ups with boundless aspirations to multi-million-dollar industry leaders. We cherish the diversity of our clientele, as it fuels our creativity and innovation.

Diverse Clientele, One Passion


At International PaperBox, growth is not just a metric; it's a mindset. We are driven by an unquenchable thirst for innovation, constantly seeking new ways to redefine the possibilities in packaging. This dynamic approach propels us to stay at the forefront of the industry, ensuring that our clients benefit from the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge solutions.

Growth & Innovation


Our quality control extends beyond meeting industry standards; it's a reflection of our values and the promise we make to our clients. We constantly strive for improvement, making certain that every package we produce is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that defines International PaperBox. When you choose us, you choose packaging that not only protects but also elevates your brand.

Quality Control at its Best


At International PaperBox, we believe in giving back to the community that has supported us on our journey. Community outreach is more than just a responsibility; it's a passion. We are committed to making a positive impact through various initiatives, whether it's supporting local charities, promoting sustainability, or fostering educational programs.

Community Outreach


Meet The Team

Wade Holbrook

Co-Owner, Acting President & CEO

Wade and Kay Holbrook are the owners of both International PaperBox and Powder Coatings of Utah. Wade is the acting President and CEO while Kay is CFO.

Wade’s career began with 4 years developing pilot plants for precious metal separation all around the world. After working for 8 additional years in outside technical sales, Wade purchased his first company in 2002, Powder Coatings of Utah and the second in 2004, International PaperBox. He is actively involved in the companies and continues to grow using Lean Manufacturing concepts with a focus on continuous improvements for both customers and employees. Wade’s focus is to have a premier folding carton plant at International PaperBox. Besides investing in the IPB employees, he has invested in the best equipment, adding a new KBA 106 printing press, a new Bobst ExpertFold and a Bobst ExpertCut all in 2023. Wade has a BS degree in chemical engineering from BYU.

Wade Holbrook International PaperBox

Kay Holbrook

Co-Owner, & CFO

Wade and Kay Holbrook are the owners of both International PaperBox and Powder Coatings of Utah. Wade is the acting President and CEO while Kay is CFO.

Kay Holbrook spent the first few years of her career at a software company in the accounting department in consolidation and intercompany accounting of its foreign subsidiaries. She returned to her career to help Wade grow and develop a portfolio of companies and formulate a long-term strategy for growth, charitable work, and retirement.  She too is involved in the daily activities and growth of their businesses and can do anything from help run production to oversee the finances. Kay has a BS degree in Business Management – Finance from BYU.

Wade and Kay are the parents of 6 children and reside in Alpine, UT.

Kay Holbrook International PaperBox

Bruce Craven


With over 8 years of experience and degrees in Accounting and Business, Bruce is an expert at solving any problems that may arise while ensuring that invoices are created and sent out in a timely manner, bills are paid, and Payroll and HR are managed efficiently. Additionally, he handles purchasing for the company and is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest gizmos to improve International PaperBox's processes.


When he's not at work, Bruce enjoys being involved in local theater, whether it's performing, directing, or simply watching. Theater has always been a passion of his, and he has a supportive family that includes his wife, 5 children, and 19 grandchildren.

Ben Zaring

Production Manager

With over 19 years of dedicated experience in the print and packaging industry, Ben brings a proven track record of overseeing operations and ensuring rigorous compliance with customer standards. He has a passion for print and truly enjoys the production floor. Adding the new equipment here at International PaperBox has opened up new ideas and challenges.


He enjoys the outdoors because, like print, every hike and every job is different and unique. The opportunity to learn something new is always present. Print keeps evolving and allows him to develop new skills. He possesses a keen understanding of workflow management, takes pride in his accomplishments, and relishes tackling new challenges in this dynamic field. 

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