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Over 4 decades of experience handling all your Packaging & Recycling needs

Since its founding in 1977 by Arthur J. Ennis, Continental has been committed to providing superior service, technical expertise, and a commitment to excellence in the packaging and recycling industry. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Art understood the needs of his customers and built a company that quickly made a name for itself by providing unparalleled service and technical expertise.

Proudly headquartered in Buffalo, New York, with employees and customers around the world.

A History We're Proud Of

Arthur J. Ennis, a World War II Merchant Marine Veteran, began his selling career with Royal Typewriter and Columbian Rope before entering the paper industry. After a distinguished twenty-year career culminating to Vice President of National Sales for Mead Paper, Art founded Continental in 1977. Continental was built on a reputation of superior service, technical expertise, and a commitment to excellence.

In 1988, Art’s son, James S. Ennis, joined the company. Formerly an English teacher in Taiwan, Republic of China, Jim identified a need for Asian companies to acquire waste paper from the United States to package their products for export. As a result, Jim started a recycling company to compliment his father’s national packaging company and subsequently merged these two companies into what is now known as Continental Paper and Plastics, Corp. This second generation company provides unparallelled packaging and material handing to our national and international customers.

In 2010, Allan Johnson, a 30 year veteran in the recycling industry, joined forces with Jim and created Continental Recycling Corp.; an independent broker of waste commodities including all grades of scrap paper and plastics. In addition CRC is also a leading distributor of baling systems including custom designed systems which are all serviced by our experienced field engineers

Building a Bright Future

The Continental Companies working together supply the best in recycling and packaging solutions, including slip and tier sheets, industrial packaging and recycling equipment, a variety of packaging films, tapes, bags and other packaging supplies. Continental stands behind every product sold with the finest Engineering Technicians, Sales and Customer Service team.

Providing Unparalleled Packaging and Recycling Solutions for Over 4 Decades

Continental's commitment to excellence, technical expertise, and superior service has enabled the company to thrive for over four decades. Proudly headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Continental serves customers around the world and continues to be a major player in the packaging and recycling industry. With a rich legacy and a commitment to innovation and growth, Continental is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of its customers for many more decades to come.


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