The leading distributor of industrial packaging and container related products.
How did we get there? That question requires taking a look back to the very beginning.
IS BASCO? 1946-1949
July 20, 1946 CEO Henry Rudy starts BASCO with just $500 selling gaskets to the drum industry.
Started in a loft above a hardware store on Chicago’s near Southwest side, BASCO quickly needed more space and moved to an industrial district north of Chicago’s Union stockyards 830 W. Canalport Ave in 1949.
IS BASCO? 1950 - 1977
1955: BASCO’s first real catalog of 20 pages
1977: Up, Up, and MIDway!
BASCO enters 20th century with new warehouse near Midway Airport 4647 W 47th St
1977: New Company Logo and Catalog
1961: Movin’ on Up
BASCO moves to Near Northwest side of Chicago 2536 W North Ave
IS BASCO? 1978-1990
1989: Richard Rudy becomes new BASCO CEO
1990: Movin’ on Up…to UP!
In November BASCO moves to its current home in University Park, IL 2595 Palmer Ave
1990: Bring Some Color to the Game
BASCO publishes a 272-page catalog with featured spot color panels for new products.
IS BASCO? 1991-2000
1996: BASCO turns 50 and gets new logo
2000: Stretching Out
Only 10 years after building the new location, BASCO needed more room. Additions to the office space and warehouse were constructed.
1997: Multi State
BASCO begins to opens remote warehouses beginning with Charlotte, NC
1999: BASCO launches its first website
IS BASCO? 2001-2018
2001: Print Focus
2016: INSCO Joins the BASCO Family
BASCO makes another purchase, this time in Indianapolis, IN
2015: Expanding West
BASCO takes a focus on full color catalogs and ads in trade magazines
BASCO purchases Sun West in Phoenix, AZ expanding product line and customer reach
2018: Headquarters Expands
Two additional warehouses were opened at the University Park location to accommodate product influx
2010-2014: BASCO Continues Warehouse Expansion and Upgrades Systems