Jamestown Container Steps Up Production and Service During COVID-19 Crisis


Manufacturer based in Chautauqua County provides essential packaging for PPE products

With five locations in Western New York and Ohio, the Jamestown-based Jamestown Container Companies is ramping-up capabilities across its facilities to serve essential customers and the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. Locally, Jamestown Container is providing indispensable packing materials for businesses such as Jamestown Plastics and Five & 20 Spirits to get critical new products like face shields and hand sanitizer into the hands of users. Within 24 hours of receiving a request, Jamestown Container’s Falconer facility designed, produced, and delivered boxes that will be used to ship Jamestown Plastics’ new True Hero™ face shields.

As a custom corrugated packaging manufacturer and distributor of packaging supplies, including personal protective equipment (PPE), Jamestown Container has provided essential nitrile disposable exam gloves (more than 30,000 pairs) and 2,750 lab coats to medical centers such as the University of Rochester and St. Joseph’s hospital in Cheektowaga, a facility now dedicated to the treatment of COVID-19 related patients. The company has also donated boxes to food banks and service providers throughout Western New York and Ohio.

“If value is measured by the company you keep, Jamestown Container is doing very well,” said Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Chief Administrative Officer of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency. “Jamestown Container has been around for many years, and the effort it is making to address the pandemic demonstrates why it is so successful.”

Current customers include Rochester Midland, one of the few companies authorized by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to produce airplane sanitizer; Port Erie Plastics in Harborcreek, PA, which is temporarily making flooring for portable hospitals; and Constellation Brands in Victor, NY, which is not only converting some of its operations to making hand sanitizer, but has pledged $2.5 Million to organizations such as the Bartenders Guild to help fight the long-term economic ramifications of business closings.

“Jamestown Container is a very important link in the supply chain,” said County Executive PJ Wendel. “Without it and companies like them, our response to the pandemic would be severely hampered. I commend Jamestown Container for everything it is doing.”

About Jamestown Container Companies

A manufacturer in Chautauqua County since 1956, Jamestown Container Companies builds smarter, sustainable packaging solutions for customers around the Great Lakes region. The first- and second-generation-owned company prides itself on delivering outstanding service and high-quality products, utilizing recycled and sustainably sourced materials and electric power. More than just a box company, it helps customers improve efficiency through expertly designed packaging, well-built corrugated products, and unique vendor managed inventory solutions.


The CCIDA is an economic development organization authorized and empowered by the State of New York to make Chautauqua County a better place to work, live, visit, and conduct business. The organization facilitates development by attracting new businesses, while promoting the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Assistance in the form of incentives – tax abatements, low interest loans, and bond financing – enhances the opportunities for job creation and retention for our businesses. For more information, visit www.ccida.com.