Jayhawk Boxes originally set up shop in Fremont in 1957 to make boxes for Hormel Foods. Today, the company makes boxes, displays and other products for businesses across the United States. Jayhawk recently embarked on a $15-$17 million expansion project that included adding 65,000 square feet of space, upgrading machinery and adding more employees to its staff that already includes 65 people.
Sales Representative Scott Reeson, who has worked for Jayhawk Boxes for 30 years, works with each individual business owner to design custom boxes to best fit the product.
“For a new customer starting out, if they want a pretty cool box, we can give it to them,” Reeson said.
He ensures that boxes won’t break during shipping because they are made based on the weight and size of the product. Adding type or designs to the outside of the box isn’t required but is suggested.
“I always tell my customers, let us print something on the side of your box because it’s free advertising,” he said.