In 1948 Manny Berkson and his son, Stan, found the company. When Manny’s second son, Howard, joined to head up sales and marketing, the family business was complete. Back then, Manny had been a salesman for Davis Box Toe and was convinced he could make a better product, but even more importantly, he knew the key to success wasn’t just a good boxtoe, but great customer service.
These days, Manny’s grandson, Michael Berkson, is the company CEO. He has over 30 years with the company and still follows the same formula for success – that a company’s growth is only as good as the service it provides its customers. And now, more than 70 years later, Stanbee is still growing.
Though Stanbee began by producing Buckram, the company soon switched to solvant-activating counter and boxtoe materials utilizing polystyrenes.
Since 1962, Stanbee has been a leading producer of high tech thermoplastic counter and boxtoe materials. Under Michael’s leadership the company has expanded its product line with a variety of cutting edge technologies for lighter, more efficient, and greener products that continue to set industry standards.
With the overwhelming success of Stanbee’s facility in Thailand and high demands for their product line, further expansion in Asia is in the works.