From humble beginnings—selling netting out of a butcher shop—team Flavorseal has over 100 years of combined food processing and packaging experience. Flavorseal was built from the strong foundation of CMS (Carroll Manufacturing and Sales) and continues to hold the integrity, vision and customer care that has made CMS a trusted name to its customers. Since the 1960s the Carroll family has always put the needs of their customers at the forefront of their operation. Today, the name Carroll and the Flavorseal brand are synonymous for high quality customer care and continuous improvement of ways to package, prepare, and store food in order to create value for you, the customer.
And just how much do we care? Flavorseal runs three shifts around the clock, so we are always working for you.
Flavorseal / CMS Timeline: Growing Expertise Through Experience
| 1940 - People’s Choice Meats was founded by William E. Kurzenberger. The second store opened in 1947. |
| 1960 - Richard Carroll, a longtime friend of William’s and a meat broker, introduced William to innovative netting products in the early 1960s. |
| 1962 - The Kurzenburger and Carroll families teamed up and started C&K Distributing Co., incorporated to sell Zip-Net and packaging to the food processing industry. |
| 1968 - The company began a manufacturing partnership with Ripple Twist Mills and introduced elastic Zip-Net the same year. |
| 1972 - The C&K partners purchased Ripple Twist Mills. The company grew steadily for two decades, continually expanding its product offering. |
| 1996 - C&K, which eventually became known as C&K Manufacturing and Sales, was sold to a venture capital firm from Pittsburgh, Pa., and in 1998, Carroll Manufacturing and Sales (CMS) was incorporated. CMS acquired the packaging division from C&K Manufacturing in 2004. |
| 2006 - CMS opened their new headquarters in Avon, Ohio. Designed to meet continued growth, the new facility is 70,000 square feet, nearly triple the size of their old building. The food safety and security measures are state-of-the art. |
| 2009 - CMS becomes exclusive licensee of a patented seasoning technology. |
| 2010 – CMS doubles the size of its facility by adding 63,500 square feet to accommodate growing sales for a total of 133,500 square feet. |
|2011 – Company changes its name to Flavorseal to strengthen its brand equity in food processing, food service and consumer markets.|
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