[Runtime-19:59] The late Robert S. Landaal founded Flint Boxmakers in 1959, Flint Packaging in 1962 and Delta Containers in Bay City, Mich., in 1966. Members of the Landaal family combined the three companies in 2000 into Landaal Packaging Systems. Landaal learned the box business from his father-in-law, Norbert Rennicke. Rennicke, the author of the 1937 book “The Manufacture of Paperboard” first worked in the business beginning at age 12, upon the death of his father.
Landaal Packaging Systems is an unusual family business success story in Flint, Michigan amidst the highest unemployment in the nation along with the fall of the auto industry. Ninety-percent of family-owned businesses go bust before a third generation can take over. Nationally only one-percent of family businesses survive to the fourth generation. The Landaal family has beaten those odds.
This documentary looks at the personalities in the family, their guiding forces, and their plans to continue the family legacy into the fourth generation. All this in the face of a failed auto industry in Michigan and the economic peril that this has brought to the area.
[Runtime-5:19] Jennifer Piotrowski says her 5-year-old daughter Raven is truly a miracle.
Born premature at 26 weeks and weighing just 1 pound 10 ounces, doctors gave Raven a 50 percent chance of living and said there was a 97 percent chance she would have severe cerebral palsy or significant mental disabilities.
But Raven proved doctors wrong – with the help of her mother and Paramount Rehabilitation Services. The Paramount Rehabilitation Services team provides a variety of services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mental health services, home care, out-patient rehab, nursing home, and services to the schools.
[Runtime-3:33] Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign promotional video for client Crorey Creations.