Dixon Container was started in 1984 in Doug and Michelle Dixon’s garage. It was founded on the principles of hard work, quality, and service to the customer. Doug recognized that small manufacturers and shippers looking for custom corrugate boxes and displays were not being properly serviced in the southern Idaho area. Over the years, Doug grew the manufacturing capabilities of the corrugate business, moved out of the garage, and expanded the product line to include many other packaging supplies. In 2001, he saw the opportunity to enter another niche market and purchased the assets of Republic Packaging. This opened the door for Dixon Container to enter the custom foam fabrication business. The company, with about 40 employees, moved to its current location at the east end of Boise. In July of 2007, Doug and Michelle sold the business to Jay Washburn. In the years since the change in ownership, several machines have been added to the sheet plant operation.
In the spring of 2012, Dixon management decided to enter the folding carton business. A building was purchased close to the corrugated sheet plant and it was completely renovated to prepare for food grade certification. Equipment was purchased and installed to sheet paper rolls, print, die-cut, fold and glue, and add cellophane windows all under one roof. The first order came off the lines in May of 2013. The plant has continued to grow and more presses, die cutters, gluers and a litho-laminator have been added to handle the volume. Now, with over 90 employees, Dixon Container continues to grow and innovate with a commitment to quality and service that they have long been known for.