We manufacture specialty envelopes, jumbo envelopes,
Tyvek envelopes, gusset envelopes.
We don't make a standard envelopes.
I started in the industry, say in the '50s.
My dad was in the envelope industry and
I used to work with him on Saturdays and sweep the floors.
And as I got older I worked there on weekends and
I worked my summers there.
Through college I worked for an envelope company
four hours after school every day.
And then after college I went back to the family business and
I've been there ever since.
My father was a Marine in the South Pacific during the war.
And when the war ended, he was from Wisconsin,
and he came back late.
And the only place he could go to college on the GI Bill was Cal Berkeley.
So he went to Cal Berkeley, graduated in three years.
I think around 1950 he got out of school and couldn't find a job.
You had a lot of GIs coming back from the war.
And he found a job with a company called National Envelope
in San Francisco which later became Gilmore Envelope.
And he was in sales and after about 2 or 3 years,
he and another person there who had worked
in a factory decided to start their own envelope plant.
It was called Western Envelope and I believe they started in 1952.
And he grew it to a plant in San Francisco and a plant in Los Angeles.
And then he said you can't make a lot of money in this business.
So in 1964 they sold the business to Transo Envelope.
And then he started Papercone which made, initially,
paper collars that went over bottles for advertising.
And then they evolved into specialty envelopes, who we are today.