Serving all of Wisconsin

Waukesha Corrugated Box Engineer & Manufacturer

Waukesha Area Corrugated Box Package Supplier

Nelson Container manufactures and delivers corrugated boxes in 24 hours or less. We're the fastest, most consistent, and most reliable packaging manufacturer in the state of Wisconsin. For orders requiring us to run through the design process, add an extra 24 hours. 2 days for designing, manufacturing, and shipping your boxes to you. That's fast!

But we don't just make you boxes fast. We make them strong, protective, and able to perform the job they're needed for. No corners are cut—unless the package needs it. And we definitely take the time to add protective foam inners to any package in need.

Whether you need single wall corrugated packaging, double wall corrugated packaging, or triple wall corrugated packaging, Nelson Container will work with you to ensure the perfect solution for your shipping needs.

We're in Germantown – the shipping time from our corrugated sheet plant to the City of Waukesha is only 30 minutes. That leaves us 23.5 hours to make you boxes exactly to your specifications.

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Driving Directions from

Waukesha to Nelson Container

  • Get on I-94 E in Pewaukee from E St Paul Ave and Redford Blvd
  • Follow I-94 E and I-41/US-45 N to Lannon Rd in Germantown. Take exit 54 from I-41/US-45 N
  • Continue on Lannon Rd. Drive
  • Arrive at Nelson Container
    (W180 N11921 River Lane, Germantown, WI 53022)

Recycling Cardboard and

Corrugated Packaging in Waukesha County

All of our corrugated (not cardboard) containers can be recycled and reused to reduce our impact on the environment.

Our custom corrugated boxes will meet your exact requirements, from the size and shape to interior inserts for added protection. We rigorously test all our packages in our in-house ISTA lab to make sure your items arrive in perfect condition.

Cardboard/Corrugated Recycling Centers in Waukesha


Allied Resource Recovery

1001 Tesch Court, Waukesha, WI 53186

City of Waukesha Resident Drop-Off Center

750 Sentry Dr, Waukesha, WI 53186

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Switching to Nelson Container for

Packaging is Right for Your Business if:

Custom Engineered Packaging Solutions

Fact—Nelson Container reduces lead times and improves turnaround times for your business.

Fact—you’ll be able to meet your clients’ needs in a more timely manner when you partner with Nelson Container for your high-value, volatile product packaging requirements.

Learn more about our corrugated packaging options:

Single Wall Boxes  Double Wall Boxes  Triple Wall Boxes 

Don’t just wait around for shipping solutions to hit you on the head. Think outside the box. Think Nelson Container for your dynamic shipping needs.

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Close Proximity to Waukesha Businesses

Nelson Container’s plant in Germantown is only a short 2-hour drive from Waukesha if there’s traffic. The close proximity of Nelson Container to you, a possible business partner, is a major benefit. With less space between us and you, there’s proportionally less risk of anything deterring you from reaching your business goals.

The short distance also helps to reduce lead times and calms any scenes of bedlam your warehouse may resemble. Once you have your packaging, your products can finally leave your warehouse, freeing up space for you to take on new projects and conquer new markets, which is where we were going next...

24-Hour Turnaround Times

We get your packaging to you fast. Our business day starts at 4 in the morning, allowing us to get your order, process the specifications, set up our machines, and completely manufacture your packaging almost as soon as you thought to order it. That’s fast.

Starting our business day early means we can schedule more ship-out times, and have orders arrive at your business’ door before tomorrow is through. Our drivers are always safe, both on the road and in receiving areas. You’re not going to have to wait an extra day because a driver got in a collision. After all, transportation is a large part of reliable shipping solutions.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Vendor managed inventory does not mean we keep track of how many Snicker's bars you have left in your vending machines. We don't keep track of everything in your inventory; only the things we need to be aware of in order to get your packaging to you at the right time.

When is the right time? When your products are done being produced. If you don't get those things out of your warehouse right away, they're only taking up space that could be used for other inventory.

VMI is an essential part of our quick response manufacturing system, which we've enacted throughout our entire business and extended to those businesses with whom we partner. If Nelson Container isn't able to schedule our manufacturing in cooperation with our partners', the system works less efficiently, slowing turnaround times and lowering bottom lines.

QRM and Nelson Container Help You:

  • Reduce overhead costs
  • Clear space in your warehouse
  • Reduce your impact on the environment
  • Almost eliminate lead times

Quick response manufacturing (QRM) is great for your business as well as ours.

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The Beast Builds

the Best Corrugated Boxes

Our largest box making machine, The Beast, allows us to create large, jumbo, or bigger corrugated boxes faster and cheaper than anyone around Chicago. Newly designed packages have a lead time of 48 hours and repeat packages are down to an astounding 24 hours. Giving you more time to focus on getting your product to where it needs to go.

Each corrugated box order is made to your exact specifications. We are able to use whatever types and grades of materials you need, with either stitched or glued joints to package your products.

Pre-Assembled Packaging

Nelson Container has workers who specialize in assembling your packaging before it arrives at your warehouse or production room floor. When your packaging is complicated, requires taking the time to fold and insert one piece into another, or just isn't something you want to have your workers assemble, we do it for you.

Pre-assembling your packages saves you time and money. Your workers can continue working on what they do. We continue to work on creating the fastest and best packaging available. And the rest of the supply chain continues doing what they do best—supplying.

Markets We Serve:

Don’t make the mistake of overlooking one of the most comprehensive, attentive shipping box suppliers in the United States. If you own a business in Illinois, you need access to the best, most specific customized corrugated boxes available to not only decrease the risks of accidents, but also improve the overall satisfaction your customers and partners have with your product shipments. We have custom box options for businesses in every part of Illinois.

Difference Between

Corrugated Packaging and Cardboard Boxes

"Cardboard" is used to refer to any kind of flat paper packaging. Most of the time people say cardboard when they mean corrugated. Corrugated can be identified by the unique "fluting" between flat layers which gives the packaging slightly more volume while offering much more support. You're probably looking for corrugated, not cardboard.

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