Delivering the Whole Package

The Compass Story

Founded in 2003 by Phil Rath, Compass Packaging has grown from a small team of just five people to a robust organization of more than sixty dedicated employees.

Their humble beginnings in a small 24,000 square-foot building didn’t last long. Today, they operate two locations and boast over 150,000 square feet in their headquarters in Mantua, Ohio. Throughout their rapid growth, they’ve maintained a reputation of providing quality products and timely service.

Their converting capabilities have expanded from simple brown boxes to multi-colored point of purchase displays. The addition of two litho-laminators has allowed Compass Packaging to cover a broad spectrum of graphics. Investment in converting equipment has been a cornerstone of their growth.

Compass Packaging offers customers the best product selection, fast delivery, and they do it all at very affordable prices. They are proud to offer more than 18,000 quality products from well-known and trusted brands. Their mission is to be the single source answer to all of their customers’ packaging needs.

Through the years, they have established a reputation of providing fast, reliable and professional service. It’s this level of responsiveness that keeps customers coming back year after year.

A message from founder, Phil Rath

Phil Rath – President

We started Compass Packaging in 2003 with the goal of providing small to mid-sized businesses – as well as startups – with the same caliber of service big packaging companies deliver to larger organizations. We knew from first-hand industry experience that every manufacturer, regardless of size, wants the same things from a packaging partner:

  • Accountable performance that delivers on every promise made.
  • Resourceful creativity that delivers customized solutions to optimize efficiency.
  • Full-service, one-stop shopping for consolidated management of package design, manufacture, inventory and delivery, with convenient access to ancillary packaging support materials.
  • Environmentally responsible materials and production processes.

The Compass design team has hands-on experience with the manufacturing side of our business, enabling us to optimize packaging designs for faster runs at a reduced cost. With facilities in Mantua and Ravenna, Ohio, encompassing more than 150,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, Compass is conveniently located for manufacturers based in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. In addition, our company-owned fleet of trucks ensures flexible, dependable delivery.

The business model Compass Packaging has developed is simple:
Treat our customers, employees, and vendors with professionalism and respect, building our success by advancing theirs. Whether your products require mini-flexo boxes or jumbo-sized containers, a short prototype run or prescheduled inventory runs of 100,000, Compass will get it done — to spec and on time. We welcome an opportunity to put our Packaging with Purpose philosophy to work for you.

Phil Rath