About Us

Thermoforming Company History
Indepak was founded in 1967, when Dave and Jan Aho acquired a very small packaging business. Both Dave and Jan worked other jobs in the early months while building up the business. Sales were mostly word of mouth and employees were mostly relatives. They worked closely with their first customers, working hard to create innovative solutions. This approach continued, so that the company grew and had to relocate to larger facilities multiple times. The innovation, customer focus and culture of collaboration in problem solving have continued, as Indepak has become a leading Thermoforming company in the Northwest U.S.

Dave’s talent for mechanical engineering resulted in pioneering breakthroughs, producing high-value products and packaging for customers; some who “didn’t think it could be done”. Today, more than 6,000 products later, Indepak continues to lead in innovation, service and value. This extends to engineering unique machinery for specialized applications where needed. The ability to design, engineer, prototype, produce, fulfill and manage inventory for custom applications places Indepak in a unique position to advance into the future. Indepak has a wide array of production equipment to meet nearly every need for thin plastic and foam applications.

At Indepak, we seek talented people who bring the natural skills and aptitudes to fit their role and to lay a foundation for growth. Our people are our most valuable asset. We offer profit sharing, benefits, pleasant surroundings, open communications, and opportunity for input. We invest in orientation and training to equip each team member for success. Our culture has produced very high longevity, with minimal turnover. We work hard, play together and care about each other. Click here to explore a career with Indepak.

Indepak is a privately held, family owned thermoforming company that values innovation, “Can-do” attitude, flexibility, responsiveness, hard work and service. The following are part of the core principles upon which we operate:


Secure well being among coworkers is our hope.

The people who choose to work at lndepak are our most valuable asset. The value of machines and buildings is measured easily with dollars, but the value of people is measured in more elusive terms like respect, relationship, and grace. Though the terms may be elusive, the action their presence displays is not. The action happens on two planes; first company to employee, and second, employee to employee. The company owes a feeling of security and value to each employee and expresses that debt through benefits, nice physical surroundings, an open-door policy, open communication, opportunity to contribute, opportunity to grow, and encouraging a family atmosphere. As individuals, we must strive to build relationships that show respect and recognition of each other’s talents and contribution. Good communication is imperative. We need to lift up truth and set aside pride – to extend grace in the sense of making up for each other’s shortcomings and encouraging one another.

Good character is essential in our relationships.

Hard work is critical to our success.

Pursuit of elegantly simple technology is continuous.

Delighted customers are our passion.

Profit is a consequence, not a right.

Success at Forming Good Impressions is our goal.

Our culture is supported by our corporate values. As a result, we have employees who are loyal, dependable and hardworking. Together, we rise to new challenges with the spirit of teamwork and cooperation. At Indepak, every employee is a hands-on contributor. In addition, we support a culture of working hard and playing hard. Employee events are frequent and include things like:

  • Christmas Potluck
  • Christmas Dinner
  • December Adopt-a-Family
  • May Breakfast
  • Corn Feed
  • Employee Picnic
  • Soup Contest
  • Thanksgiving Give-a-Way
  • Halloween Costume/Pumpkin Carving/Pizza Party
  • Employee Baby/Wedding Showers
  • Safety Success Pizza Parties

Our People and Culture make Indepak an attractive place to work amongst the top Thermoforming Companies. Openings are listed below. To apply, email your resume with a paragraph about why you would be a good fit for the position, to careers@indepak.com.