Norwalk Packaging Manufacturer Showcased By Sen. Murphy

 A commercial packaging company that has called Norwalk home for more than 60 years was recently showcased by United States Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) as one of "Murphy's Monday Manufacturers."

Commerce Packaging Corp., located on Wilson Avenue in South Norwalk, is a family owned business, founded by Stanley Alexander in 1954, which is currently run by the third generation of the family.

It specializes in "manufacturing of corrugated boxes, wood crates and foam inserts for military-specific and commercial packaging," and currently employs 25 people at its 70,000 square foot facility.

Included among Commerce Packaging's domestic and international clients are Sikorsky, Breitling, Ward Leonard, XPO Logistics, Kitchen Brains and Sisley.

"For decades this family-owned business has been a leader in Connecticut's manufacturing community and a helping hand to some of our leading defense manufacturers," said Murphy in a statement. "I'm happy to highlight Commerce Packaging for their service to our state and dedication to Connecticut workers."

Added Jeffrey Alexander, the company's vice president, "The state of Connecticut has a long history in manufacturing, especially related to the defense industry. We are proud to hire Connecticut employees and utilize local resources to supply the growing demands of our existing and future customers throughout the country."