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PPOIC is a full-service national provider of products and services, specializing in Industrial packaging & Machinery. The corporation was founded and incorporated by President/CEO, Jason Robertson, and Executive Vice President, Jack Callham in June 2001 in Chicago, Illinois. They now call the south-suburban city of Frankfort, IL, home.

This packaging corporation has grown to become a stable and experienced team in distribution and sales with 14 years of successful business. After much prosperity, PPOIC now has three locations with upwards of 50 employees and is currently servicing customers large to small throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

As a result of these international triumphs, PPOIC has been recognized as one of the Top Small Businesses and Top Diverse Businesses in the state of Illinois and throughout the nation. This corporation is SBA 8(a) certified and approved, as well as an extremely proud member of the Chicago Minority Business Development Council. We are grateful to be annually recognized as a leading minority supplier by DiversityBusiness.com.

Meet Our Team



Co-Founder of PPOIC

Jason grew up in a single-parent home in the south suburbs of Chicago. In 1989, the New York Yankees selected him with their 2nd pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Jason enjoyed an 8-year minor-league career in professional baseball, making it to Triple-A and spent several seasons on the Yankee’s 40-man roster. Upon retiring in 1997, Jason returned home to Chicago to build his life after baseball.

Between 1997 and 2001, Jason ran a youth center in Chicago for two years, was the “baseball coordinator” on the Paramount Pictures movie “Hardball” starring Keanu Reeves, trained the late Bernie Mac for his role in the movie “Mr 3000” and was the Head Hitting instructor at a baseball academy, before finding his path in sales.

In 2001, Jason co-founded Planned Packaging of Illinois Corp. (PPOIC), a full-line industrial packaging distributor. PPOIC distributes all mediums of packaging, including, but not limited to, pallets, films, boxes, tapes and bags. PPOIC expanded into manufacturing with the opening of Planned Packaging of North Carolina (PPONC) and Planned Packaging of Tennessee (PPOTN) in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Both divisions manufacture pallets and crates.

Jason is a co-founder of Cornerstone Educational Foundation (CEF), a non-for-profit organization that provides college tuition scholarships for underprivileged high school students in Lake County, IL. CEF also provides support to various organizations by providing mentoring, job training, and career assessment.

A devoted Christian, successful entrepreneur and proud father, Jason is a strong believer in being well rounded. When not running his businesses, he can be found either spending time with his family or golfing.

Giving Back

As a way of giving back, PPOIC is the lead sponsor for Cornerstone Educational Foundation (CEF). CEF was founded by Jason Robertson along with 6 other members in 2013. The organization provides college scholarships, along with other support efforts to youth in underprivileged and underserved communities in Lake County, IL. CEF hosts an array of events and fundraisers, the largest being the Annual Golf outing. This event is held June 15th, on the FRIDAY of Father’s Day weekend.

This event is crucial to CEF’s ability to provide scholarships to college-bound youth. Since its inception, CEF has been able to provide multiple scholarships every year.

Please support PPOIC and its efforts in help deserving youth by going to the CEF site and either register for the golf outing or making a tax-free contribution.

“Believing small actions can make a big impact” – CEF

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