“I started working for my dad as a teenager loading trucks and grinding plastic containers in his manufacturing plant and in 1985 he founded CKS Packaging,” John Sewell, CEO and president said. He continued, “After graduating from college I starting working as a line operator and over the past 30 years have taken on many different jobs to learn and eventually run the company.”
“We employ more than 2,000 people in the Southeast, so making sure our team comes first is my priority,” John said.
With the company based in Atlanta and an avid Georgia Tech fan, John and his family make the local community part of their extended family. John said, “We donate a minimum of 10% of our profits to community outreach programs and hold several major community events a year.” His team member added, “The company hosts more than 1,000 people at each of these events, providing hot meals, clothing, school supplies, and more to lower income people within the area.”
In addition, John and his team recently started a program to employ formerly incarcerated individuals. John said, “It’s all about giving back to the people and through this program we are able to give individuals an opportunity to begin remaking their lives.”