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The History of Duffy Box & Recycling
How did Duffy Box & Recycling grow, organically, from a pick up truck in Paterson, New Jersey to one of the largest used box dealers and recyclers in the country?
Work hard, Stay humble. Keep it simple.
And always focus on the client first.
This is the 93 year story of exceptional people providing extraordinary service to remarkable clients.
James Moran marries Mary Duffy & joins the company after he returns home from the war.
During the Korean War, F.P. builds a warehouse on 2nd Ave in Paterson, NJ. Duffy Box exists in that building until 1986.
James Moran takes over at the helm as President. Sons Frederick Duffy Moran & James Moran II both join the team as the family tradition continues.
Frederick Duffy Moran leads the era of innovation and expansion. He transforms Duffy Box from a local recycler for small businesses into a regional service provider for Fortune 500 corporations.
Frederick’s sons start learning the business by sorting boxes.
On college break the sons start loading, driving, & unloading the trucks. Duffy Box starts selling baled scrap cardboard to be recycled.
James Moran invests his life savings in the future and builds a facility in Lincoln Park, NJ which is still operational today.
The sons graduate from college and go to work growing the family business. The decision is made to start investing in a fleet of 18 wheeler trucks.
Duffy Box makes it’s first expansion opening south of New Jersey in Taneytown, MD
Duffy Box & Recycling opens in Greensboro, NC & starts servicing companies as a full service recycling provider.
Duffy Box’s 4th distribution center opens in the Chicago, IL area.
Duffy Box’s 5th distribution center opens in the St. Louis, MO area.
Growth accelerates as companies realize the Duffy Box Program is a win-win for them both monetarily & environmentally.