Frequently Asked Questions

What is packgen?

The pioneer in composite, Pop-Up style containers for packaging solutions.

Where is packgen?

65 First Flight Drive, Auburn, Maine 04210

What does packgen stand for?

Packaging generation.

How long has packgen been in existence?

packgen was formerly known as Wrangler Corporation, which was founded in 1979 by John H. Lapoint, Jr. in New Haven, Connecticut.

Who owns packgen?

The company is family-owned and led by CEO John H. Lapoint, III.

What kind of materials can packgen products transport? Solid or liquid?

Regulated and non-regulated materials including environmental and chemical, refineries and catalyst products, pharmaceuticals, food, and more. Our products can transport both solid and liquid materials.

What industries does packgen serve?

  • Food & Beverage
  • Household
  • Cosmetics
  • Biotech
  • Oil/catalyst
  • Pharmaceutical

What is packgen’s most unique innovation (to date)?

A Semi-Rigid Self-Standing Pop-Up Style Intermediate Bulk Container to ship hazardous waste materials

What is composite Pop-Up style packaging?

Our Pop-Up products are fully pre-assembled containers that are shipped in a knocked-down format — we call it a packstack.  All the customer has to do is pop them up and open them and then they are fully ready to be used.  This innovative design eliminates the need for labor to assemble boxes.

Does packgen make eco-friendly products?

Yes. packgen‘s products are engineered to be extremely light and durable, and shipped flat in the most compact method possible. The number of packages shipped on every truck, train, or sea container is increased. We also have products that can be recycled and reused.

Do you offer custom design?

Yes. Our custom engineering approach has allowed us to continue to innovate and evolve our product line, meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs.

Does packgen offer services?

Yes, several.

CatMoves is our logistics service program exclusively focused on the filling and transport of the packgen Cougar Catainer, an IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) utilized to transport spent catalyst for the oil refinery industry.

We are also developing a recycling program that provides greener options and better efficiency for customers of our edrum.

How do I get a quote/more information on a product?

Fill out our response form on our website or contact us through the following:
tel. 207.784.4195, fax 207.777.3178, email service[at]