Our Story from the heart
of Kentucky's famous horse country
For over 50 years Revere® Packaging has operated its Shelbyville, KY location in the heart of famous horse country and just thirty minutes from Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Our culture traces its roots to our founder, Paul Revere and his horse, Brown Beauty. On Patriots’ Day, each April 16th, we celebrate his courageous midnight ride in 1775.
From these historic beginnings, Revere has expanded its operations across four states and now operates four manufacturing facilities in: Shelbyville, KY, Sacramento, CA and Kapolei, HI. We are a leading food packaging company and preferred supplier of the highest quality aluminum foil containers, custom plastic containers and thermoform plastic to the food industry across North America.
Paul Revere buys property in Canton, MA and starts his copper mill, Revere Copper & Brass
First copper sheet rolled
Paul Revere's son, Joseph Warren Revere, joins the company and it is renamed Revere & Son
Paul Revere dies. His son and grandson, Frederick Walker Lincoln, take over the copper business
Company merges with James Davis & Co. of Boston Brass Foundary to form Revere Copper Company
Revere Copper company is merged with the New Bedford Copper Co. and the Taunton Copper Company to form the Taunton-New Bedford Copper Co. Revere retains its name as a separate division.
Six companies merge and, on December 1st of 1928, become General Brass Corporation. Four days later they change the name to Republic Brass Corp
On November 12, 1929, the company name is changed to Revere Copper & Brass Inc. out of respect to its founder.
A manufactured products division is formed in Rome, NY
Introduction of RevereWare
Revere Copper & Brass comprised of six manufacturing divisions, including Rome Manufactured Products in Rome, NY
150th Anniversary of Revere Copper & Brass Co
Revere Copper & Brass Inc, with Olin Corp., form the Ormet Corp (a wholly owned subsidiary) with primary business the production of aluminum
Company enters into an association with Wilkinson to manufacture aluminum pie pans
Joint venture with Wilkinson is dissolved with Wilkinson keeping a Calhoun, NE plant, and continues to produce aluminum foil containers.
Revere Copper & Brass Food Foils Division leases space in Louisville, KY and starts production of aluminum foil containers
Revere® Packaging is established as a subsidiary of Revere Copper & Brass
Revere® Packaging opens a new facility in Shelbyville, KY
Revere® Packaging is honored with “supplier of the year awards” by several, national, airline and foodservice customers
Revere® Packaging begins operations as a stand-alone entity
Revere® Packaging acquires Plastic Package Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the packaging and containers industry. Skilled in Advisory Boards, Organizational Effectiveness, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Sales. An established reputation for turning around businesses and making them stronger and in a better position for growth. A strong business leader who understands how important the employee is to a company and the value they bring to work everyday.
Chief Financial Officer
Revere Packaging is excited to announce the promotion of Kate Henninger to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Kate has been with Revere Packaging since 2008 as the company’s Controller in Shelbyville, KY. Kate received her MBA in Accounting from Sullivan University located in Louisville, KY in 2014 graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is a member of Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society in Business Management & Administration. In her spare time she is currently the Treasurer for the Shelby County Kentucky Humane Society. In her time at Revere Packaging, Kate has proven that she is a very dedicated and loyal team member to our company and we are so fortunate to have her stepping into the role of CFO, a role she so much deserves.
Technical Sales Manager
Steve Van Waardenberg
Director of Operations/West
Director of Operations/East
Human Resources Manager
Revere Packaging is very happy to announce that Lisa Hutchinson has joined our team as the new Director of Human Resources. Lisa is an accomplished Human Resource professional with over 30 years of management experience, 25 of those years primarily focused on Human Resources and employee development. Her area of strength lies in the area of coaching and mentoring staff on all areas of employee relations, workers comp, and safety. She has extensive experience in all arenas of business such as manufacturing, Insurance, and Non-Profit organizations, all in the range of 100-500 employees. We are very excited to have Lisa join our team here at Revere Packaging and we’re even more excited to see the positive impact she is going to have to our company and our employees.