Our founder, Richard A. Zenner (affectionately known as “Mr Z”), started his packaging knowledge right out of college in 1966 where he worked for a family business from the Bay area called Malenco Paper. Mr. Z was a manufacturers rep whose territory covered the entire Pacific NW. Most of the end user customers were located in the Tri-City area, up North from Spokane to Wenatchee Washington, and then East to Idaho. He loved the excitement of selling and being a part of the process and seeing finished products being shipped to market. The travel was constant and during this time period he simply wanted to be more at home with his family.
So, with his growing knowledge of the packaging industry, he decided to start his first supply company in the Portland area named “Todd Zenner Paper Company” in 1967. The Company grew fast and had 3 locations; Seattle, Portland, & Eugene. The company thrived for over 13 years under his ownership.
Zepak Corporation (standing for “Zenner’s Experienced Packaging”) was started in 1981 soon after he sold his first company. His second venture into packaging distribution was bolstered by adding a valuable partnership in Spectape Inc out of Erlanger, KY. The partnership with Spectape gave Zepak converting and manufacturing capabilities of various substrates and materials coated and laminated to a wide range of pressure sensitive adhesives on top of being a leader in industrial packaging distribution in Oregon and SW Washington.
Mr Z came by the thought of starting his own business at an early age, as his Father also started his own business in the 1920’s, a market growers seed business named “Zenner Brother’s Seed Company” located just off of Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR. His Uncle, George Zenner, started another more well-known sausage company back in 1926 that is still providing quality meats to local Portland customers and beyond.
Its’ important to us and we take pride in helping our customers in finding solutions to a wide range of packaging situations. Here at Zepak we are always inspired by the exact same principles that our founder had that have blessed us with great success.
Zepak serves Portland and surrounding communities in Oregon and Washington. Since 1981, we have been providing excellence in customer care and quality products. As Oregon’s premier packing solutions company, we offer a variety of packing options.
We have everything you could possibly need when it comes to packaging. We take pride in being a one-stop shop for quality packaging materials. As a Spectape distributor, we have thousands of tape applications in stock. We have tapes for all needs; adhesive specific, custom width, die cut and printed.
It is our goal to ensure that each of our clients is thoroughly satisfied with our service. We pride ourselves on our years of experience, but more importantly, our clients’ satisfaction and repeat business.
If you would like more information, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!