Who We Are
Exceed our customer’s expectations by providing speed to market, with high quality service excellence. We offer large company capability with a small company personal touch.
Our Core Values
Jet Container Company was founded in 1977 by Joe Schmitt in Columbus, Ohio. Joe had experience with multiple box manufacturers, including Corco and Consolidated Packaging, before he ventured out on his own. He started Jet with 4 employees and began by selling boxes out of his car before finally moving into the company’s first building on West State Street. In 1984, he moved the operation to South High Street, and that location served as the company’s headquarters for over 35 years. In 1987, Joe’s oldest son, Mike, joined the company as a Sales Representative. A few years later, Steve Schmitt followed in his brother Mike’s footsteps, joining the company initially in Customer Service in 1989 and then transferred to a Sales Representative shortly after. For 12 years, the 2 brothers worked side-by-side with their father learning the right way to operate the business. In 2001, following the passing of their father, Steve and Mike took over as second-generation owners of Jet Container. Their two brothers, Mark and JT, joined the company shortly thereafter.
In 2001, Steve and Mike also introduced the concept of corrugated design to Jet with the addition of a designer, Richard Prohl. From this point forward, the company saw exponential growth, with annual sales trending up each year. Richard later became one of the owners of the business in 2008.
In October of 2016, the company moved to its current 275,000-square-foot facility at 1033 Brentnell Avenue. The move to Brentnell accelerated growth for Jet and has allowed the company to invest in new machinery to lower operating costs and increase capacity.
Today, through Mike, Steve, and Richard’s leadership, the company produces more than 250 million square feet a year!