About Fox Valley Containers

Fox Valley Containers, Inc. is committed to providing total customer satisfaction through our continuous efforts in Quality, Service, Selection, and Innovation in the field of packaging.

Our commitment is built on the dedication, character, and involvement of all of our people to improve our ability and performance in our efforts to satisfy our customers' changing needs. To this end, we will both continue to grow and prosper.

Company History

Fox Valley Containers was born in 1986 and started by Don Brown. Don had been vice-president and owned a part of Armstrong Containers, one of the premier paint can manufacturing companies in the U.S.

After the executives who owned the company sold it, Don went under contract with the new ownership at Armstrong to represent them and handle the sales at several major accounts.

In late 1988, Don's son, David Brown joined his father in the business. With Dave's arrival the business took some new directions. Fox Valley Containers began handling LTL business and the distribution end of the business took hold. In the months that followed many new product lines were added beyond the original line of paint and f-style cans. Fox Valley started handling other metal containers such as steel pails and ink cans, along with plastic containers such as pails and bottles. Fox Valley was on its way to becoming one of the premier container distributors in the Chicago area.

In 1993 another one of Don's sons, Peter Brown joined the business. Pete had been an attorney for a downtown Chicago law firm, but opportunities in the family business lured him away from the legal profession. Pete's arrival brought much needed internal organization to the company, allowing Fox Valley to better handle the rapid expansion that was underway.

Since those early days we have grown into a regional company with multiple warehouse locations to service the greater part of the upper midwest.

In 1991 a warehouse location was added in Minnesota in the Twin Cities area and business has enjoyed continued growth ever since.

In 1993 we opened our next warehouse in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, and business at that location has enjoyed steady growth as well.

In 1996 a third warehouse location was opened in the Detroit, Michigan area, and shortly thereafter Bruce Mooradian, with over 22 years of experience in the container field joined Fox Valley and has led the Detroit operation through a period of rapid growth.

In 1998 Fox Valley bought the assets of Acme Bottle in Grand Rapids, MI, and added additional customers and capabilities.

Fox Valley continues to expand and grow, and has added new product lines which includes many varieties of glass and plastic bottles to further round out its product line.