PDA Partnership – Packaging Distributors of America

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Packaging Distributors of America

Creating a better packaging supply chain.

Packaging Distributors of America (PDA) is a national trade association representing the interests of packaging distributors and suppliers who provide packaging materials and equipment to a wide range of industries. Established in 2006 with just six distributors, PDA has grown to become one of the leading organizations in North America’s packaging industry, providing valuable resources and services to its members, and promoting the importance of packaging in the supply chain.

Crownhill Packaging has proudly been an award-winning member of Packaging Distributors of America – a network of unmatched service, technology, and value in the packaging industry – since 2012. #WeArePDA


Atlanta, Georgia, USA
80+ Distribution Centers
22 Million Square Feet (And Growing)
Approximately 2.1 Billion Dollars

The PDA Experience

With 80+ owner-operated facilities across North America, PDA’s national advantage lies in having local, unmatched access to packaging supplies and technology. Its national network means PDA products and custom packaging solutions are designed from the ground up, wrapped in a ‘make-it-happen’ personal service that the competition just doesn’t strive to provide.

Packaging Distributors of America Creates Solutions That Matter

PDA succeeds by improving others. It develops practices to enable members to consistently deliver custom packaging solutions that build relationships, are environmentally responsible, and take advantage of the latest in packaging technology and automation. With its community-first approach, PDA commits to:

  • Being more than a packaging solutions provider.

    PDA explores customer businesses outside of their packaging to truly understand their unique needs and develop business practices that support community, sustainability, ethics, and safety.

  • Developing industry-leading customized packaging solutions.

    PDA specializes in creating highly efficient and cost-effective packaging strategies that take advantage of industrial packaging supplies, automation equipment, and valuable services.

  • Providing unmatched insight and expertise in their packaging solutions.

    Decades of experience, passion, and pride in the packing world enables PDA’s packaging experts to take their customers’ best interests to heart when creating the perfect packaging strategy.

Packaging Technology & Engineering with Packaging Distributors of America

Supply chains need to be more resilient and adaptable than ever. That’s why PDA marries technology and engineering with environmentally responsible practices to ensure their customers function at the highest levels of efficiency and success. With their approach to packaging technology, PDA commits to:

  • Staying on the leading edge of packaging technology.

    Ample resources are invested to ensure PDA’s solutions are both modern and enduring, reflecting the world’s focus on environmentally friendly and energy efficient solutions.

  • Transitioning customers to up-to-date machinery.

    Without access to the latest technology and automation practices, it’s nearly impossible for customers to reduce waste and find growth opportunities.

  • Encouraging innovation and education within the membership.

    Thanks to the PDA membership’s collective decades of experience and enthusiasm, there’s no greater think tank for pushing the packaging industry forward.

The Packaging Distributors of America Customer Approach

Customers are the PDA’s number one priority, and its membership works to ensure their business needs are met above all other interests. The organization believes that it only succeeds when its customers are fully informed, supplied, and satisfied. As part of their customer approach, PDA commits to:

  • Exploring all possibilities to find the best solution.

    PDA believes any developed packaging solution benefiting the customer but not the organization is, without question, the correct course of action.

  • Valuing customers as partners and not transactions.

    Organization members build relationships that transcend financial solutions by becoming deeply invested in helping partners grow their business.

  • Adhering to a partner-first supplier code of conduct.

    Distributors and suppliers ensure both PDA products and services, such as their just-in-time programs, are safe, sustainable, and of the highest quality.


As part of their efforts to enrich and nourish the lives of those in need, PDA supports charities and foundations that represent the values that guide PDA’s vision for the packaging industry: integrity, transparency, and service to others. At every PDA Annual Meeting, packaging distributors and suppliers raise money for a local charity or foundation.
Charitable organizations supported by PDA include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Angel Flight
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Casa de los Niños
  • The Chapman Partnership
  • Children’s Memorial in Cincinnati
  • CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange Country
  • Every Kid Counts
  • Feeding Empty Little Tummies (FELT)
  • Life Teen
  • Mustard Seed
  • Petco Foundation
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission
  • Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade
  • Second Harvest

In 2021, members at the PDA Annual Meeting raised a record $20,000 charitable donation for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. And in 2022, when the PDA Annual Meeting set to be held at the Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort in Bluffton, South Carolina, was cancelled due to pandemic measures, the event’s booking fees were donated to the employee relief fund.

Crownhill Packaging Excellence – North America Wide

We’re one of North America’s largest full-service packaging suppliers, with offices and state-of-the-art facilities in Toronto, Collingwood, and Chicago. We proudly service a wide range of industries and businesses, both big and small, and our partnership with PDA means our customers have access to the highest-quality packaging supplies and automation equipment.

Founded in Canada in 1986, we’ve grown to operate four offices in two countries, become parent company to Canadian moving supply business Dollies and Boxes Unlimited, expanded into the ecommerce world, and become PDA’s first and only member operating in both Canada and the United States. We’ve also been recognized for our leadership in the packaging industry, earning awards in operational excellence, sustainability initiatives, and industry innovation.

With over 35 years of insight and expertise in the packaging world, we know our unmatched experience, state-of-the-art facilities, and knowledgeable in-house experts will deliver the custom packaging solutions your business deserves.

Complete Turnkey Service

Dedicated In-House Experts

Convenient Single-Source Ordering

Focused and Responsive Service

Highly Competitive Pricing

Customizable Products

Strict Quality Control

Industry-Best Supplier

Why Trust the Packaging Distributors of America Network?

You don’t need a distributor. You need a partner.

The PDA and its members see customers as partners, becoming deeply invested in helping them grow their businesses. Through a holistic approach to packaging solutions, PDA members provide unmatched service, insight, and support that’s tailored to every partner’s unique packaging needs.

With a partnership mindset at the fore of everything PDA does, it builds the kind of life-long relationships that enable everyone to succeed—distributors, suppliers, and partners.

Crownhill Packaging Distribution Network Locations

We have access to 80+ owner-operated packaging facilities across North America.

What PDA Members Are Saying

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