September 26
10:00-11:30 AM

Taylor Box Company
293 Child Street,
Warren, RI 02885

ADA Accessible: No
Fee: Pay what you wish

How A Box Is Made Tour

Learn how an award-winning manufacturer works with graphic designers and design teams to design and manufacture custom packaging through automation and by hand. We’ll walk you through the steps from a project request to shipping pickup to see first-hand what it takes to make great packaging. This will be an informative event for designers and marketers who create a product or promotional campaigns. All attendees will leave with a Build Your Own Box kit (BYOB) they can do at home!

Dan Shedd

Dan Shedd has been leading the design and production team of Taylor Box Company as President since 1980. For over 130 years, Taylor Box Company has been a leading provider of premium custom rigid boxes to many of the United States’ top companies, brands, sports, and entertainment associations. Since its inception in 1885, Taylor Box Company has been combining the craft of box making with the world’s most advanced manufacturing equipment. With strong ties to the small business and creative associations throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA), Printing Industries of New England (PINE), the RI Manufacturing Industry Partnership, and serves as an advisor to DESIGNxRI. Dan is a University of Rhode Island graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Dan enjoys spending quality time with his family, hiking, sailing, glass blowing, small business consulting, and fly-fishing in his leisure time.

Judith Sheehan

Judith Sheehan has been leading the Marketing and Communications team for Taylor Box Company since 2018. In her role, she develops the strategies and planning for digital & traditional marketing efforts. A certified Digital Marketing Professional from AMA, A Bachelor’s in graphic arts from The Art Institute of Boston, and over 20 years of marketing experience provide great tools in her tool belt to help Taylor Box promote its brand with creativity and strategy.

Working in a box factory has heightened her love of design and paper. Surrounded by artisans who specialize in a craft, whether design, printing, or construction, an array of papers and creative people provide daily education and inspiration.

Before Taylor Box, she taught Marketing for Small Businesses at the Center for Women in Enterprise in Providence on a few occasions. She provided marketing strategy and implementation for small businesses and organizations such as Checkpoint Systems and General Dynamics Information Technology.

In her personal time, Judith loves to hunt for treasure at thrift stores and flea markets all over New England, singing daily to her plants and feline buds, volunteering at the Friends of Animals Shelter in Bristol, paper crafts, and taking too many photos because she thinks everything is exciting and inspirational.