About Us

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We are more than just bag closures

Kwik Lok employee

Our journey

Kwik Lok was founded by Floyd Paxton. He was an engineer who saw that packaging technologies, post-World War II, were changing. At that time, his company was supplying wooden, produce-box nailing and labeling machines to the Washington State apple industry.

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When apple distributors moved from boxes to bagging, they didn’t like the wire and tape closures in use at the time and asked Floyd for help. That was when he invented the Kwik Lok closure.

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In 1954, he formed Kwik Lok Corporation. In that first year, its unique closure system quickly became the preferred method for keeping bags of Washington State apples safe and fresh.

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Today we have six factories, we employ over 330 people and our product has been used by billions of people throughout the world. In 2015, a new generation of the Paxton family stepped into our 64-year-old business. We are now owned by sisters Stephanie Paxton Jackson, Kimberly Paxton-Hagner and Melissa Steiner.

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A fresh start

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Kwik Lok difference

We believe there is power in collaboration. We understand how our actions and efforts can be amplified when we build upon the efforts of others

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One-stop closure system solutions
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Easy to use and reuse
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Reliable and durable
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Save time and money
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Qualified technical support 24/7
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Solutions that fit a wide variety of package closure needs

What are we up to now?

Find out more about our latest innovations and customer solutions

Meet the owners

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Stephanie Jackson
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Kimberly Paxton-Hagner
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Melissa Steiner

Our board members

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Stephen Westby
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John Rothenbueler
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Kimberly Paxton-Hagner
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Melissa Steiner
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Stephanie Jackson
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Alan Cottle
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Paul Barbeau