Arizona Bag Company began operations in 1946, in an old 30 ft x 40 ft warehouse in Southwest Phoenix.
In the days before modern packaging methods, up to ten women worked full time patching burlap bags for re-use. Burlap remains an important part of our business, as we are one of the few companies in the USA which continues to import it directly from Bangladesh.
Burlap was the beginning of Arizona Bag Company’s expertise in ‘Protective Coverings’ – an area we continue to excel in today. As the plastics industry grew, we made a commitment to stock VisQueen polyethylene film. With two warehouses devoted to poly, we carry the largest stock in Arizona of construction and specialty film.
Our experience in coverings led to the development of a strong customer base in agriculture. Arizona Bag Company added a full line of farm supplies in the early 1960’s, at a time when Phoenix was still surrounded by farm land. We specialize in all types of supplies for cotton, vegetable and dairy farmers and now include nursery and landscape supplies for the houses replacing those farms.
As the region grew, Arizona Bag responded with the supplies needed for the construction industry: sand bags, tarps, safety supplies, paint & drywall sundries and most recently, heavy equipment wear parts.
Along the way, we also responded to the growing warehouse industry in Arizona and now stock a full line of packaging supplies: pallet stretch film, pallet covers, tapes, banding, slip sheets, foam & peanuts and furniture moving supplies.
And remember our ten ladies who patched burlap bags over 60 years ago? They have evolved into an expert sewing staff. Today Arizona Bag Company uses proven fabrics and sewing methods to manufacture high quality stock and custom covers. We also have crews to design and then install shade screen for you.
Arizona Bag Company continues to grow and evolve with our changing Southwest region. Count on us for the next 60 years to provide you with the products you need.