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Mike Pearson, President and owner of Union Packaging, LLC (UP) in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, founded his business in 1999 with 12 employees and minimal sales. His vision was to create a minority-owned packaging company that understands and delivers top customer service and quality products. Today, UP has a diverse workforce of 85 people, with annual sales surpassing $20 million.

Union Packaging manufactures folding cartons for the fast food restaurant industry. They utilize gravure, flexographic printing, and high speed converting to produce high quality packaging products. UP supplies several of the largest U.S. multinationals, including Burger King, Wendy’s and McDonald’s. Food is served across the country in clamshell, drink carrier, folded and nested cartons made by Union Packaging.   Pearson received SBA assistance in 1996 through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program. Consultants at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton SBDC reviewed his business... Read More