Cousins Abe Golshirazian and Nejat Rahmani immigrated to the United States from Iran in the 70’s in pursuit of a better life. Settling in Boston, Massachusetts, they learned the language, worked odd jobs, and earned engineering degrees all while navigating a new way of life in America. As soon as they graduated from college, Abe and Nejat were ready for their next pursuit, a business of their own.
Despite having no knowledge of the packaging industry, Abe and Nejat jumped at the opportunity to buy a small business in Brooklyn, NY that manufactured and sold un-printed plastic bags. They started with less than 1,200 square feet and one small machine where they served as the lone operators. After ten years of growing their business by knocking on doors, they moved to a larger warehouse in Oceanside, NY and expanded their services to printed plastic packaging as well.
In 2008, Josh Packaging again outgrew their space and moved their operation to a 37,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge, NY. This move allowed Abe and Nejat to enhance their services into sophisticated and even more custom printed packaging solutions for their customers across the United States. Over time, the company continued to grow to a point where it was finally time to expand the Josh Packaging family.
In 2015, Abe’s two youngest sons joined Josh Packaging to continue modernization efforts across the operation. Six years later, in 2021, Nejat’s son and Abe’s two oldest sons followed suit and officially joined the family business as well.
Over the course of thirty years, Abe and Nejat transformed Josh Packaging into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with a focus on advanced machinery, agile operations, and unparalleled customer service. These elements continue to serve as the foundation for our family business. On behalf of Josh Packaging, we look forward to welcoming you to our family!