MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to be the premier veteran minority owned manufacturer and distributor of protective packaging products and non-durable consumables including bubble mailers, bubble wrap and bubble bags as well as paper and plastic products, thermal paper, labels, packaging supplies, office supplies and janitorial supplies in the region.  We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, knowledgeable staff and being a reliable partner and asset to fellow businesses.


COMPANY HISTORY



Packaging Direct LLC was formed in the state of Florida on April 12, 2015 as a premier manufacturer of protective packaging products and supplier of non-durable paper and plastic products including but not limited to thermal paper, labels, packaging supplies, office supplies and janitorial supplies. In 2016, Packaging Direct became a preferred distributor and vendor for the largest privately held packaging corporation in South Florida.  Greater market share from this and other strategic partnerships have allowed Packaging Direct to become a prime vendor in the Florida manufacturing and retail industry.


Packaging Direct LLC is a state certified disabled veteran owned small business currently operating out of Margate, FL.


CERTIFICATIONS


Florida Veteran & Minority Owned Business Certification

Florida Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Florida Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

Broward County Business Enterprise (CBE)


ABOUT THE CEO
Packaging Direct LLC is owned and operated by Felipe Castano.  Castano was born in Colombia, where at an early age, Castano’s family immigrated to South Florida.  He became a United States citizen in 1996 at the age of 15. In February 2000, he began his career in the United States Marine Corps. While on active duty this career included special real-world combat deployments in support of active combat operations while still specializing in electrical engineering, technical support, micro-miniature soldering and procurement and logistics.  After 8 years of service, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corp and awarded an array of certifications and medals earned though his military service. Upon his return to South Florida, Castano began managing operations for various technical, logistical and manufacturing companies as well as multiple private security contracts for high risk assets until the creation of Packaging Direct. He has over 17 years of experience in the wholesale operations, purchasing and distribution industry with the past five years specializing in the packaging and consumables market.