Commencement Bay Corrugated is a full service corrugated box plant which was founded and incorporated in 1980. The plant was originally located on the shores of Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Washington and was relocated to Orting, Washington where it has operated for over 30 years. Commencement Bay Corrugated is wholly and equally owned by Seattle-Tacoma Box Company and Pacific Container Corporation.

The Plant is 222,550 square feet and employs approximately 140 people. CBC manufactures custom boxes and sheets for customers located in the Western United States including Hawaii and Alaska. Customers are a variety of industries this includes fresh produce, processed foods, meat, fish, beverage, and industrial packaging.

The Plant has a capacity to produce over 1 billion square feet of corrugated boxes and sheets per year. CBC specializes in value-added high graphics packaging; offering direct print up to six colors and four color process print with aqueous or UV coating.

Our top of the line finishing equipment allows us to manufacture unique box design and graphic requirements with the highest quality. We strive to exceed our customers needs and expectations. We achieve this through the implementation of our total quality management process. This includes statistical process control, quality checks and certificates of conformance for every order, and on-time delivery assurance. These processes are audited regularly for compliance and continuous improvement.

Introduction to boxmaking

Plant Tour Video

Listed below is a summary of our current equipment:


98 (B, BC, C, CC , E and EC flutes, waxed medium, string reinforcement, michelman blade coaters)


Rotary Die-Cutters (3):

- 66" X 100" Martin DRO 6 color

- 66" X 110" Apstar 1628 (4 color)

- 66" X 100" Ward

Flexo-Folder Gluers (3):

- 50" X 110" Martin (4 color)

- 39" X 90" Martin (4 color)

- 39" X 90" Martin (2 color)

Specialty Equipment:

- Post Folder Gluer

- Cascade Waxer

- Zero Discharge Facility

- Environmentally Compliant

- AIB Certified