History and Overview of Plastic Box Manufacturer Alpha Rho
Alpha Rho was founded in 1965 by Alvan Tall who had previously spent 18 years working in corporate management for the Foster Grant Company, a major manufacturer of sunglasses and novelty items.
Initially, Alpha Rho was involved in custom molding. Several small air operated machines were purchased and Alpha Rho began molding small precision parts. Some of these early products were made for the medical, computer, aerospace and toy industries.
"...largest plastic box manufacturer in New England..."
As the business grew larger, more sophisticated machines were purchased and additional customers were added. Products molded at the time included many houseware items, for Sterilite and Gotham Industries, and hair accessories made by Goody Hair Products. In the 1970s, a line of friction fit plastic boxes became available which started the shift to proprietary items. The plastic box was simply an attractive and affordable rigid package customers could use to display their products. Having a reputation as a reliable and quality conscious manufacturer, custom work was still a part of the business and Hasbro, RJ Reynolds and Stanley Hardware were added to the list of satisfied customers.
During the 1980s, a line of hinged plastic boxes was purchased to compliment
the already successful popular line of friction fit boxes. The new line
offered customers additional choices. Over the years, many molds have
been built to suit the needs of customers who knew of Alpha Rho's reputation
a specific application not present in the line.
"...a reliable and quality conscious manufacturer..."
During the past decade, additional items have been added to the line of plastic boxes and Alpha Rho continues to further expand into the market. Alpha Rho now has a wide range of compartment plastic boxes to suit the hobby, confectionery and hardware industries and is now the largest plastic box manufacturer in New England. Other products now include a line of plastic trays, stationary items and houseware products. Hot stamping and pad printing services have been added that have allowed Alpha Rho to offer customized services to its many customers who represent the cosmetic, mineralogical, scientific, craft, and pharmaceutical industries.
In the year 2000, the company moved to its present location at 99 Stevens
Road, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The new facility offers 36,000 square
feet of production, warehousing and post-production space.
During the 90-day transition into our new building, we continued to meet our customers' needs with zero delivery interruption's. Our goal was to begin production in the new plant on July 15th, and that goal was accomplished.
Beyond the Boxes
The quality of our product is very important, but beyond the boxes, we are also deeply committed to the environmental and social issues concerning the world and our communities. To do our part, we recycle whenever possible, and use aerosols that contain no harmful CFC's. Alpha Rho is ozone friendly. We're also dedicated to helping the people within our own community. We support the neighborhood center which provides services to the disadvantaged children. We are also proud to employ a diverse, dedicated, and quality minded team of employees.