Our History

When Brent Patterson founded Coastal in 2007, he saw the opportunity to set up a new packaging solutions company that did things the right way. We took decades of experience and used it to create solutions and processes that answered the question, “If you could start from scratch what would be the best way to do this?”

That’s the company we created, and we created it within the framework of a culture deeply rooted in relationship-based service, honesty and respect. While we have seen tremendous growth since 2007, we continue to be a local, family-owned company that’s committed to these central values that drive West Michigan business.

Our Story

2023 Corrugator Installation (Planned)
2022 Steelcase Premier Supplier Award
2020-2021 Operations expand with the addition of two new FFGs (Flexo Folder Gluers) in 2020 and 2021.
2020 Coastal begins packaging supplies service and honeycomb production
2019 Sustainable Forestry Initiative and ISO Certification.
2016 Biggest Loser – Recognized for the second time as the Michigan company
2014 Haworth Supplier Excellence and Innovation Awards
2010 ISTA Certified Lab
2010 Boiler – In partnership with a local customer, we reduced landfill waste by 2,800 cubic yards annually and are off the grid for heating and humidity needs.
2009 Haworth Supplier of the Year Award
2007 Begins operations as Coastal Fulfillment


We’re your full service packaging partner. From concept to delivery, Coastal Container collaborates with our customers to solve even the most difficult packaging challenges with high performing, quality products.