The Case Mason Story
Case Mason was founded in Joppa, Maryland, in 1974 by Alan Case and Alfred Mason, two highly successful and thoroughly personable contract packing professionals. Starting with a staff of fifteen, Case Mason was very much a family business in the early days with family members actively involved in the company’s operations. The company was established on two principles: provide the highest quality service in the industry and cultivate long-term relationships with clients. Today, the company remains dedicated to those core values.
Early business came primarily from aerosol filling, perfumes, aftershaves, beauty and personal care products and car air fresheners. In 1977, the company expanded its operations and acquired a facility in eastern part of Baltimore dedicated to aerosol filling.
During the 1980s, cosmetics and personal care remained the dominant product sectors and the company added blister packaging to its roster of services. To accommodate their continued growth, Case Mason added another operations facility in Baltimore.
The next decade was one of both change and continued expansion as the Mason family assumed full ownership of Case Mason in 1992. With a growing client list and needing more space to accommodate secondary packaging operations, the company opened a new facility in the Rosedale section of Baltimore in 1995. The location was focused on club store and promotional packaging support, and related display business. The company also relocated its corporate headquarters to the 9101 Yellow Brick Road address where they remain to this day.
The new century saw Case Mason’s client list continue to expand. As its business quickly increased, the company faced a series of challenges brought on by the rapid growth and success. High volume work from major brand names like Unilever, Starbucks and Crayola stretched the company’s capabilities. These demanding circumstances combined with the economic downturn at the end of the decade prompted Case Mason to undertake a redefining and restructuring period in the organization. These extensive efforts enabled the company to establish a powerful vision and chart a course for the success that is evident to this day.
Case Mason Today
As economic conditions brightened in the early 2010s, so did Case Mason’s prospects. The organization responded in important ways, focusing on process and facility improvement, consolidating operations to an adjacent facility to streamline workflow, and acquiring new talent to meet growth objectives.
The company expanded from a customer-driven tactical business to a new, solutions-oriented turnkey model. Strategic relationships now complement our in-house resources, as Case Mason aligns with like-minded companies to provide every service or component that clients might require. One such partnership, with our corporate sibling Webb Mason, provides digital capabilities for marketing, printing, promotion, and fulfillment all under one roof.
From humble beginnings and small volumes to serving major brands with global reach, all of these changes and improvements have resulted in valued, long-standing relationships with clients, many of them for more than 30 years.
As we look to tomorrow, Case Mason remains fully committed to maintaining the “client first” culture that has built relationships and earned the trust of customers since 1974.