26. The Specialized Packaging Group Inc.

Founded 23 years ago, The Specialized Packaging Group Inc. is an innovative leader in the paperboard packaging industry. The company is the 10th largest folding carton converter in the U.S.; and the nation’s largest black-owned folding carton manufacturer.

SPG, which grossed $161.5 million in 2008, specializes in designing and manufacturing paperboard packaging. The company’s clients include global brands Tide, Crest, Swiffer, and Pillsbury.

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