About Erdie Industries

Manufacturing Paper Tubes Since 1983

Built On Innovation

What separates Erdie from the pack is innovation. Company founder John Erdie worked for the Pillsbury Company and developed the Pillsbury dough can — a major innovation in food packaging. His son, John Stephen Erdie, and grandson, Jason Stephen Erdie, started Erdie Industries in 1983 in Lorain, Ohio. After years of steady growth, the business expanded rapidly beginning in the mid-2000s thanks to a total commitment to product innovation:


In 2007, Erdie obtained a patent for the Twist-n-Pull® Mailing and Shipping Tube. Like many transformational designs, the concept of Twist-n-Pull® is surprisingly simple — yet solves a host of nagging packaging challenges. Learn more about this product.


In 2013, Erdie obtained a patent for the Tri-Hex® Mailing and Shipping Tube. Again, a seemingly simple design innovation resulted in a product that overcomes complex packaging and shipping problems. Learn more about this product.

Alta® Box

In 2019, Erdie started work on the Alta® product line where various iterations have lead to the Alta® Box… Strong Packaging.

Sustained Expansion In Size And Technology

The fruits of innovation: We have expanded to more than eight times our original size, and moved from a small-job shop to a high-speed production complex spanning two buildings. We have replaced our original equipment with the most advanced winding, cutting and printing equipment in the industry. Investments in high-speed, high-quality printing equipment have allowed us to print liner or wrap with the highest quality, full-color labeling.

Erdie core values

Our guiding principles for exceptional packaging solutions


Trust is the foundation of our relationships. By consistently delivering genuine products, accurate information, and exceptional service, we aim to build lasting trust with our customers.


Although we have grown from a small family business to one of the largest independently owned paper tube and shipping supply companies in the country, we still place a priority on personal, responsive customer service.


We conduct ourselves with honesty, ethics, and professionalism. We take responsibility for our actions and uphold the highest standards in delivering reliable packaging solutions.


We embrace innovation as a driving force in our quest to enhance packaging solutions. By staying at the forefront of advancements in technology, ideas, and processes, we continuously improve our offerings.

What’s Your Problem?

Erdie continues to have a relentless focus on innovation. We believe innovation comes from listening to customers about their problems, and doing whatever it takes to solve them. What’s your packaging problem? Please contact us — we welcome an opportunity to brainstorm ideas.

Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

As a leading manufacturer of paper tubes and cores, we have taken significant steps to ensure that our operations are as eco-friendly as possible. Central to our mission is the use of recycled paperboard as the primary material for our products. By sourcing paperboard from recycled materials, we not only reduce the demand for virgin resources but also minimize the environmental impact associated with paper production. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes are designed to optimize efficiency and minimize waste, further reducing our ecological footprint. Our dedication to sustainability goes beyond production; we constantly explore innovative ways to enhance the recyclability and biodegradability of our paper tubes and cores. Through these collective efforts, we strive to set new standards for sustainable practices in the industry while ensuring our customers receive high-quality, eco-conscious solutions that align with their environmental values. Together, we are building a greener, more sustainable future, one recycled paper tube at a time.

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1205 Colorado Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052

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  • No request is too big, too small. Every one of your needs is important to us.
  • We’ll go the extra mile to understand your application needs, and supply you with shipping and mailing tubes that are functionally superior and cost-efficient.