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Tom Nelson, serving as president, continues to fulfill the legacy of quality for one of the best corrugated packaging companies in the Midwest.

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About Nelson Container

Nelson Container is a privately held company founded by Jim and Pat Nelson in the spring of 1962.

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Package Design
ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) Testing
Inventory Management
Protective Inner Packaging
Package Assembly
Delivery Direct to Customer Production Floor
Other Products Include Wood, Plastic & Paper
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Zip Code Out the door in 24 hrs. for reorders. As fast as 48 hrs. for NEW designs.
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Corrugated Box Designers & Manufacturers in WI

Bigger, Better Boxes Faster

Meet THE BEAST! Nelson Container knows big things sometimes come in big packages, so we added a machine to meet your large-scale, custom packaging needs.

To find out more about what The Beast can do, follow the link below:

Oversized, Heavy-Duty, Jumbo Boxes

Single, double, triple wall box design and manufacturing 24 hour turn around times on repeat design box orders Quick response manufacturing box designer manufacturer & supplier in Wisconsin Vendor managed inventory VMI single, double, and triple wall box supplier and designer

We Box Everything Wisconsin

Packaging Manufacturing

Nelson Container is the best corrugated packaging designer & manufacturer in Wisconsin for high-value, dynamic products on a tight production schedule. Our sheet plant, design facility, and testing equipment let us deliver complete packaging solutions.

Every edge counts in the highly competitive global marketplace. We’ve been developing strategic packaging programs for enterprises in Wisconsin since 1962.

We don’t just provide well-designed custom packaging. We mitigate risk in your product delivery cycle to enhance your company’s value and relationships.

You’re here because a packaging manufacturer failed you, and it hurt your bottom line. Failure ends with Nelson.

Reliable Global Shipping Solutions - Corrugated, not Cardboard

Nelson Container has developed strong, long-term relationships with Wisconsin businesses in nearly every industry. Our success comes from manufacturing best practices, continual improvement, and innovations in corrugated (not "cardboard") packaging.

Our clients appreciate our commitment to excellence, reliability, and exceeding expectations no matter the volume of the contract.

Wisconsin’s Quick Response Box Manufacturer

Nelson Container’s core competency is the ability to quickly design and deliver functional packaging solutions for customers with:

  • High Value Products
  • Low Volume per SKU
  • Dynamic Products
  • A Global Market
} If any of these describe your market, you need Nelson Container.

We meet dynamic demand with QRM (Quick Response Manufacturing). Nelson was an early adopter of QRM when it was developed at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Nelson Container uses QRM and Lean principles to provide dependable Just-In-Time packaging solutions to Wisconsin businesses shipping products globally.

Milwaukee Package Manufacturer

Custom Box Manufacturing Services

Nelson Container protects both your products and your production cycle. We succeed when you succeed. Work with us.

New designs take as few as 48 hours to produce and ship from our facility. Reordered box designs ship in less than 24 hours.

Corrugated Package Design - So much more than Cardboard Boxes

What you may think of colloquially as cardboard boxes is a total misnomer in the industry. Cardboard is flat. Corrugated is layered in a variety of ways for support and rigidity. The type of corrugated packaging you need depends on how much protection your product requires.

Nelson Container designs custom corrugated boxes around your unique products. We create boxes with single, double or triple walls of any flute size or configuration. Our container designers can add reinforced joints, handles, larger flaps, protective inserts and any other customization.

Whatever it takes to get your product to its destination safely, Nelson will design and manufacture the packaging to make it possible.

Additional Package Manufacturing Services

If you need anything else related to packaging and shipping, call or contact Nelson Container online. We develop a deep understanding of our clients’ needs, so we can exceed their expectations again and again. If you need something we don’t offer, we’ll find someone who offers it.

Nelson Container simplifies your distribution process by offering:

Custom Package Design

Nelson Container has a proven track record in the container trade going back to 1962. Our work has earned us an excellent reputation in the greater Milwaukee area, in Wisconsin, and throughout the Midwest.

Any Box Can Deliver a Product.

Nelson Container Delivers Relationships.

In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, every edge counts. For over 50 years, we’ve provided strategic packaging programs for enterprises in southeast Wisconsin. In addition to custom packaging solutions, we also provide valuable assets to help protect and enhance your brand value and customer relationships.


Milwaukee Package Manufacturer


  • Creating customized packaging for your unique products
  • Understanding your product cycle
  • Recognizing your market objectives
  • Helping to streamline warehousing and distribution process through our exclusive online inventory management system



Our commitment to quality starts in our design and engineering facilities. Our designers can offer you a range of structural CAD design options that can easily be tested. To ensure our packaging protects your products to their fullest capacity, we have an in-house Certified International Safe Transit Association Test Lab.
See Our Design Process in Action.


All shapes, all sizes, small fragile components or large fabricated parts – our professional staff will develop the exact package for your product. Not only will we assure product safety, we’ll deliver overall packaging efficiency.


We conduct Vibration Table, Incline Impact, and Drop Tests on site. We can also perform Atmospheric Conditioning tests in our climate simulator chamber. Whatever your packaging challenge, we can help.


We helped a major high-tech lighting manufacturer clear their aisles of packaging, reduce the warehouse space they needed, and eliminate damaged packaging. Nelson Container meets daily manufacturing fluctuations so warehousing is unnecessary.


A medical equipment manufacturer client receives daily deliveries as needed. Nelson Container demonstrates consistent execution and adjusts our cell manufacturing to meet client needs.


Not only do we take pride in the quality of our packaging, but we can help make your operational flow more efficient with our knowledge of the packaging process. “Operational Excellence Through Packaging” will help you save time and money.


In times of uncertain demand, Nelson Container has the ability to adapt to sudden changes in your packaging needs. We deliver what you need, when you need it.


W180 N11921 River Lane
Germantown, WI 53022