Scott Welch '82 Sees His Business Growing Despite Recession
August 3, 2010
August 3, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — “It’s what I wanted to create,” says Scott Welch of Welch Packaging Group, the business he founded three years after graduating from DePauw University in 1982. “My whole mission was to create an environment (where) people felt respected and appreciated.”
A feature in the South Bend Tribune notes, "In the beginning, the business employed four people in an Elkhart plant. Now it has more than 400 people across the Midwest in seven box companies and a plastics thermoforming business, with a half-interest in a Fort Wayne corrugated sheet feeder that provides material for the boxes. Even in an economic downturn, where cuts in manufacturing mean fewer items to box and ship, the company has kept growing, with two acquisitions at the end of 2008 and another at the end of last year."
The story notes Welch's DePauw degree and that he briefly considered a career as a professional golfer. He was a four-year letterman on the Tiger football team (see him in action in the 1981 "Monon Memory") and received a Community Leadership Award from his alma mater in 2007.
You'll find the complete article -- "Welch Packaging growing despite recession" -- at the newspaper's Web site.Back