Description: Founded in 1912, Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions delivers paperboard and related products to six industries: building and construction; tube, core and roll packaging; industrial packaging; recycled paperboard; recycled container board; and book, binder and game board. The company entered bankruptcy protection in 2009, but has bounced back, paying off its vendors and breathing new life into the organization.
Philanthropy: Having put its own finances in order, the company is asking employees to define corporate giving initiatives for 2014. Plans so far include a nationwide volunteer program and a corporate match program tied to volunteerism.
Contributors to Success: A roadmap for the future, effective and frequent communications, and a readiness to change in response to market conditions. The company estimates it has made more changes in the last two years than in the previous 20.
Goals: Achieve 100 percent customer satisfaction, create an accident-free environment and grow the business through innovative solutions.