Taylor Box Wins 2015 Best in Show Rigid Paper Box at the Paperboard Packaging Council

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Taylor Box wins Rigid Paper Box Best in Show at the 2015 PPC Awards

On Thursday October 8th Taylor Box Company’s submission, Game of Thrones, won the Paperboard Packaging Council’s award for best Rigid Paper Box. The award was presented in Indianapolis Indiana at the PPC’s Annual Fall meeting. This award continues our record of winning recognition for our packaging designs developed collaboratively with our clients.

Rigid Paper Box Game of Thrones

We make everything we design in our Warren facility which requires our production team to match the creativity of the design team to build these innovation-driven packages. Since 2000 the company has won 8 Best of Show awards and 2 International Best of Show.

Rigid Paper Box Game of Thrones

The package was selected by an esteemed panel of judges who found our rigid paper box both graphically and mechanically engaging. They noted the sublime action of the ribbons lifting the platform as the boxes two doors opened revealing the gifts inside. The graphics were also a hit with the judges who felt they were incredibly impactful even as the pallet was muted and the graphics a very dark tone on tone.

Rigid Paper Box Game of Thrones

The judges felt that the rigid paper box did a great job delivering the brand values and provided the recipient with a memorable experience.


Here are the judges for the 2015 contest:



Joanne Grennille

Senior Packaging Scientist, Mars Chocolate NA

Joanne is responsible for executing packaging projects for future and existing product formats. She recommends new package designs in support of product initiatives, initiates packaging design and performance enhancements, and manages promotional activities.




Sandra A. Krasovec

Packaging Design Professor, FIT

Sandra organizes FIT’s annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, which advocates the value of aligning business strategy with sustainable design, is a managing partner of design management consultancy Design Practicum, and is co-author of Packaging Design: Successful Product Branding from Concept to Shelf, which is widely used as a text for introductory packaging design courses. Her experience runs over 25 years in brand strategy and packaging design for clients such as Coca-Cola, Frito Lay, Gillette, Kraft, M&M Mars, Pillsbury, Quaker Oats, Seagram, and S.C. Johnson.



Richard DePaul

Owner, DePaul Associates

Dick has worked in both the converting and consumer product sides of the paperboard packaging industry and has consulted with many companies who purchase or produce paperboard packaging. During his 50-year career, he has designed packaging in virtually every end-use category and has helped develop a variety of packaging systems. He has also authored and illustrated both editions of PPC’s Ideas and Innovation Handbook.




Gary Miller

Retired Packaging Executive

Gary has over 40 years of experience in the industry and has held managerial positions in both the CPG side of the business in procurement as well as in manufacturing, sales, and marketing. For the past five years he has also judged the Paperboard Packaging Alliance’s Student Design Challenge.  







John Lyons III

Former Associate Publisher of Package Design Magazine

John brings the consumer/brand identity perspective to the ever-evolving packaging industry, especially as it relates to eco-friendly packaging.







Bill Wynkoop

Adjunct Professor, Packaging, RIT

Bill is also a contributing writer to Package Design magazine.








Lynsie Gibson


Packaging Engineer, ShurTech Brands, LLC


With a background in paperboard packaging structural design, Lynsie manages DIY product packaging as well as leads the assessment and prioritization of a package’s function and aesthetics, with a focus on cost savings, innovation, and manufacturing.




About the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC)

The PPC is the national trade association for both folding cartons and rigid paper boxes and is located in Springfield Massachusetts, the home of America’s paper converting industry. The membership varies in size from family businesses to large publicly traded companies such as International Paper (IP). Each year the PPC conducts a competition to select the best examples in paperboard packaging from across the nation. Awards are presented in end user categories, for innovation and overall excellence. The PPC also provides members with technical workshops and conducts surveys providing useful data to the membership on performance and other business metrics. You can learn more about the Paperboard Packaging Council.

About Taylor Box Company

Taylor Box Company was founded in 1885 in Providence, RI on West Exchange Street. In the early days they delivered boxes to their customers in a horse drawn wagon. We are a third generation family owned and operated design-manufacturer of rigid set up paper boxes, book slipcases, sales kits, marketing kits, 3 ring binders and specialty paperboard packaging. Some of our customer focuses are cosmetic packaging, technology product boxes, publishers, printers, liquor packaging, luxury product presentation packaging, stationary boxes, marketing agencies, financial and banking, hospitality kits, pharmaceutical kits, luxury fashion boxes and medical device packaging.

Today we are located in Rhode Island’s East Bay in the town of Warren. Being in the East Bay is really pretty special. The region consists of three towns at the head of the Narragansett Bay; Barrington, Warren and Bristol. In colonial times it was occupied by farmers, shell fishermen and boat builders. The Bristol 4 of July parade is the oldest continuous celebration in the nation and history is everywhere. Boat building began with the fishing dory and evolved to yacht building with the Herreshoff yard building classic America’s Cup champions. Rhode Island was also the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the East Bay became a textile center. After World War II the textile industry began to leave New England for the south. In 1952 the 18,000 sq. ft. Bates Silk Mill building in Warren became available and Taylor Box Company purchased it leaving Providence.

Much has changed since our move with the company growing and adapting our packaging offers to the changing needs of the economy. We have increased the size of our facility to 55,000 sq ft and have added state-of-the-art equipment replacing the older Crathern equipment. Our production now features Emmeci box wrapping lines, case wrapping on Emmeci and Kolbus equipment. Our board processing has seen the addition of autoplaten diecutting and new Kluge foil and embossers have been added. We now employ 48 and have customers across the nation, even Canada and Europe. Our design-engineering studio has 4 great design professionals collaborating with our clients to build award winning solutions.

Visitors are always welcome to see how we make these award winning rigid paper boxes, so please contact  if you are going to be in the area and would like to stop by.


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