Siegle’s discovery launched the guest amenities industry in the United States and propelled what is now Marietta Corporation to the forefront of the personal care packaging industry.
Cortland, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2011
From its humble beginnings in one office in Marietta, NY to a world-wide leader in packaging, Marietta Corporation will mark its 35th Anniversary this week. While business began to develop in 1975, Marietta officially registered with New York State on October 18th, 1976.
Chris Maxson, who has been with the company since its beginnings, reflected on its start by saying “We had 6 people, 1 machine and no orders! We made it through that first year – now look where we are.”
Marietta Packaging Company began with a cabbage farmer who had an innovative idea. Manny Siegle, of Marietta, N.Y., went to Europe in the 1970s in search of sauerkraut packing equipment. After purchasing the equipment, Siegle discovered that as the sauerkraut was being packaged, strings of sauerkraut interfered with the machine’s sealing process. As Siegle searched for another commercial application for the machine, he discovered that packaging amenity-size personal care products was the perfect use for his new equipment. Siegle’s discovery launched the guest amenities industry in the United States and propelled what is now Marietta Corporation to the forefront of the personal care packaging industry.
“When I went to my first Christmas party with the company, there were 15 of us and we all fit at one table!” remembers Rob Phelps, who started in 1979 and worked for the company for 11 years.
Revlon Flex Shampoo and Holiday Inn Hotels were the first hotel amenity partnerships for Marietta. Military drink supplements were some of the first contract packaging jobs produced by the company.
Today, Marietta employs over 1500 people in four locations – two facilities in Cortland, NY; Olive Branch, MS; Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.
By continuing the company’s excellent reputation for quality and remaining innovative, Marietta looks forward to at least another 35 years in the packaging industry.
About Marietta Corporation
Marietta Corporation is the USA-based innovative leader in personal care guest amenities, building partnerships with leading hotel groups and independent properties for more than 30 years. They offer a broad selection of signature & licensed brand-name products from mass market to specialty and readily available in-stock programs. Marietta's portfolio of licensed brand partners are sure to satisfy every hotel need from economy to luxury, from salon brands to green brands, from trusted and established brands to specialty-niche brands. For more information visit: http://www.mariettahospitality.com