About Us

Small Business Ethos, Big Business Production

Cowlitz Container is a small business with enormous capacity to serve our clients. With more than 50 years of combined industry experience, the Cowlitz Container team is uniquely qualified to support your company with customized, branded packaging solutions.

As a locally-owned and family-run company, Cowlitz Container takes great pride in connecting with our community. And we have worked hard to cultivate a culture of excellence in our workplace, only hiring employees with high standards and extensive industry experience.

Small businesses have an uphill battle when trying to compete against giant corporations, and Cowlitz Container wants to ensure your company can stand out from the crowd. We know that when entrepreneurs and smaller companies stick together and work to build each other up in excellence, we all win. That’s our goal as we help our clients put their best foot forward. 

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About the Team

Cowlitz Container’s owner, Kurt Van Orden, has a background in the paper mill industry. In that role, he met with all kinds of company owners, representatives, and employees. He understands the ups and downs that companies face.

In 2014, Kurt started Empaqt, LLC to provide fulfillment support for drop shippers, and soon, he could see that his customers also needed help with inventory management. He got a storage unit which he quickly outgrew, so he moved up to a small warehouse in Vancouver, WA. Soon, Empaqt outgrew that space, too.

With an expansion into manufacturing, the opportunity to acquire Cowlitz Container was the perfect next step. Now, with 60,000 square feet to house the two companies, Cowlitz and Empaqt work together to create an end-to-end production and distribution system for their clients.

How does it all work? It only works because of the incredible team of employees. Each member of the Cowlitz crew is truly special and extraordinarily talented at what they do. Their passion and expertise are why you can expect a top-notch experience from your first phone call with us until your product arrives safely at your location. We are intentional about each step of the process, ensuring we do everything up to the highest standards.

Running a company requires a lot from you; we get it. That’s why it’s our privilege to handle your custom packaging and distribution so that you can spend time on the pieces of your business that light you up and energize you. It’s a win-win situation, and we can’t wait to connect with you!


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    Address:2228 Talley Way Kelso, WA 98626

    So much more than packaging! With design, printing, packaging, storage, logistics, and delivery capabilities, we are your end-to-end partner.

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    2228 Talley Way
    Kelso, WA 98626

    Empaqt LLC

    With 60,000 square feet of space and a fleet of delivery trucks, our team can handle your warehouse and distribution needs.

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