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father for advice. Rather than see his son leave the company, the elder Stavig suggested that Kyle should buy it.
In 2007, Kyle Stavig approached his brothers Cody and
Christian, who both had successful careers at Intel and had
not previously worked at Myers Container, about buying
the company. The three, along with their brother-in-law
Dan Roth, then acquired the company. "We went out and
earned our own equity, and remain very disciplined in what
we do," Stavig says. "We want to grow the company, and to
do that, we have to have continuous improvement - that's
the secret sauce for us."
Stavig continues to bring continuous improvement methods to the company. In 2017, he traveled to Japan to study
the Toyota Production System and gain a deeper understanding of the automaker's systems.
Myers Container's commitment to continuous improvement, as well as its commitment to quality and customer
service, has allowed it to distinguish itself in its industry.
"Our product is a commodity product, so what differentiates us is our quality and ability to serve our customers,"
Stavig says. "As a family owned business, we are dependent
on our customers being happy - that allows us to compete
against companies that are larger than us and that don't
have local ownership. Being in contact with our customers
and knowing what their needs are sets us apart."

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT
Myers Container works closely with two organizations: the

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Robust Processes
Though the Stavigs and Roth encountered difficulty during
the Great Recession just after taking over Myers Container,
the company today has rebounded as a result of the family's
tenacity as well as its continued use of lean methods. "We
thought we lost everything in 2008 during the recession and
went a year-and-a-half without income," Kyle Stavig says.
"In 2010, when we were turning things around, our bank
came to use and told us we weathered a '100-year flood,' and
asked if we were interested in buying more companies."
Shortly afterward, Myers Container in 2011 purchased

American Red Cross and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
The company's work with the latter organization reflects its
dedication to hiring U.S. Armed Forces veterans, President
and CEO Kyle Stavig notes.

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