Did you know that in 1998, Schwarz Partners began as a tiny startup with just three employees? After selling his independent sheet feeder company in 1998, Jack Schwarz launched Schwarz Partners in an office above their landlord’s garage. The three employees included himself, CFO Tom Bennett and their shared assistant and office manager, Toni Medlen. The early vision was simple: To make money and have fun doing it!
The first company established by Schwarz Partners was Flutes Inc., which specializes in small-flute corrugated sheets. Jeff and John Schwarz arrived soon after and in 1999 Schwarz Partners acquired a group of packaging companies which sparked growth for years to come!
The company now employs more than 5,500 people in 51 locations across North America and has built a new factory every year since 2009. “The company’s approach to acquisitions is to respect—and retain—the newcomer’s entrepreneurial spirit,” says Bob McIlvaine, president and general manager of The Royal Group (TRG). A belief in people combined with a commitment to modernization are the essence of the Schwarz’s winning formula. “The Schwarz family strongly believes in reinvesting the profits of the company back into the business,” Bob says.
TRG is extremely proud of all that the Schwarz Partners have accomplished. We couldn’t be more grateful to be under the umbrella of a company who pride themselves on putting people first. Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary!
On Thursday, August 30th, TRG provided 4 delectable food trucks featuring some of the finest and freshest variety of authentic BBQ, fine street food, savory bowls, and of course, scrumptious homemade desserts! The day was met with sunny weather and good conversation.
This event, which takes place twice a year during mid-spring and end of summer, is held as a show of appreciation and allow for some fun face to face time for our employees and partners alike. The Royal Group looks forward to hosting many more functions like this one in the near future!
The Royal Group (TRG), in a joint venture with Bay Cities, opened its doors August 7 to a brand new, state-of-the-art 323,000 square foot fulfillment and co-packing operation. Strategically located in Chicago, Royal Bay has 40 loading docks, 2 climate-controlled rooms, 24-hour security monitoring, and an automated racking system.
Additional services include:
- Assembly of pallet displays, floorstands, PDQ’s, endcaps & special packs
- Full POP display services including kitting, rework, labeling, sorting, bundling
- Blister, cold seal, heat and IR sealing
- Assembly, which can include products which need to be temperature controlled (e.g. chocolate)
- Product inventory management
“We are excited to partner with Bay Cities and expand our fulfillment and co-packing operations. Our customers and prospects continue to ask for speed to market, innovation and turnkey solutions. Royal Bay supports that along with additional capacity and an ideal location to serve our increasing demand in the market” says Bob McIlvaine, President and CEO of TRG.
Schwarz Family Scholarship Foundation announces academic scholarships for 2017-2018 school year.
Each recipient has been awarded $8,000 for educational costs at their respective university or college. Six of the ten student recipients are new, while four are scholarship renewals. The Schwarz Family Foundation is proud to provide support to the sons and daughters of company employees in pursuit of their educational advancement. Congratulations to all awarded recipients!
We were happy to treat our employees to a fun day with several food truck vendors.