Since founding the company in 1973, the Rohrer family maintains a commitment to quality and service to its customers, as well as dedication to its employees. John and David Rohrer started their company in Rittman, Ohio, initially concentrating on carded packaging. Both holding degrees in printing management, they stayed on top of advancements in both technology and printing, a main reason Rohrer Corporation has flourished.
The collective success of John and David Rohrer and Rohrer Corporation is directly attributed to efficient methods of doing business that are incomparable in the packaging industry: a sound financial base, experienced employees, standards of quality and dependable delivery.
In 1979, Rohrer Corporation moved corporate headquarters to a larger plant in Wadsworth, Ohio, to house the most modern equipment in the industry. The company grew in 1988 and 1997, respectively, as two new facilities in Georgia and Illinois were added to expand pre-press operations and thermoforming capabilities. In 2000, Illinois operations were moved to a new, larger Chicago-area facility, completing the three operation sites that were in place until the company was sold.
In December 2009, Shoreview Industries, a Minneapolis-based private equity firm, invested in Rohrer Corporation as part of a recapitalization and growth plan. Since acquiring Rohrer, Shoreview has added a facility in Mesa, Arizona to give the company a west coast presence. Rohrer then acquired a thermoforming company in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to grow their thermoforming capabilities, and, most recently, Rohrer has acquired CardPak, with locations in Solon and Aurora, Ohio, to promote growth throughout the company.
Rohrer’s operations currently consist of seven strategically located manufacturing facilities in Wadsworth, OH; Buford, GA; Huntley, IL; Lewistown, PA; Mesa AZ; Solon, OH; and Aurora, OH.