Liberty Diversified International is a privately held, family-owned company. Started in 1918 by Jack Fiterman, the company got its start refurbishing burlap bags and wooden boxes. In the 1920s Jack realized the potential of the corrugated industry and made the switch to boxes. By 1959 the packaging market was so large that the Fiterman family created two more companies to meet consumers increasing needs.
Presentation Packaging was founded to cater to the needs of the decorative packaging market and Protecta-Pack Systems was founded to serve the needs of the transport packaging market. Jack Fiterman’s son Ben was named CEO in 1966, shortly after the company moved its production into a new facility in Golden Valley, MN. That same year the Fiterman family founded Safco Products, offering wholesale distribution of office products to local and international businesses.
In 1970 Mike Fiterman joined the family company and in 1972, Liberty Diversified Industries was created to handle the marketing, legal, human resources, accounting, information services, and transportation services for its manufacturing and marketing operations. LDI experienced rapid growth with Diversi-Plast joining the LDI family in 1983. During this period Mike Fiterman, grandson of Jack Fiterman, was formally named President and CEO of LDI.
During the 1990s, and into the new millenium, LDI has continued its growth with the founding of Liberty Fibres, Liberty Paper and Dreamworks Coating Solutions. We welcomed San Diego-based Harbor Packaging into our family of companies in September 2014 and Omaha Box Company in March 2016. Across our diverse companies, we consistently aim to maximize the potential of our people to create value and opportunity.
We find delight in providing innovative solutions that bring maximum value to our customers in the following markets: paper and packaging; point-of-purchase displays; furniture and organization products for the office; and building and architectural products. Today, guided by our values of caring, innovation, trust and excellence, we continue to pursue opportunities for sustainable growth. We remain committed to our employees, our communities and the environment. Learn more about our companies, or contact us to find out how to join our family.