October became "Socktober" in order to bring new socks in all sizes to the homeless in Johnson City. Carlee Rymer of Appearances Hair Salon teamed up with several local businesses to collect new socks in all sizes. With an initial goal of 1,000 pairs of new socks, the Socktober campaign actually brought in 1,069 pairs. The new socks, including many warm and colorful socks in all sizes, were given to United Way of Washington County, TN on November 1, 2016, for distribution to their agencies that serve the homeless.
"I'm not sure why, but when one of my clients who had coordinated this event in the past offered me the opportunity to continue the tradition inspired by YouTube sensation Kid President and his drive to collect a million pairs of new socks for homeless people in communities nationwide four years ago, I just knew I wanted to be the one to lead the effort" said Rymer. Jacob Higginbotham and Corrugated Container Corporation donated collection boxes for drop off locations including: Appearances Hair Salon, Monday Club, Red Pig BBQ, The Haircrafters, Country at Heart, Spine and Sports Chiropractor, Re/Max, Veritas Insurance, Chick Fil A-Crossing, Princeton Art Center, and Hopwood Christian Church. "We would like to thank all of the coordinators and participants of this year's Socktober campaign. The socks will be given to our agencies that provide direct services to children and homeless families in our community. This campaign is another expression of the very caring spirit that is in this great community" said United Way of Washington County's President and CEO Lester Lattany.
For more information, please contact Lester D. Lattany United Way of Washington County TN, Inc. President & CEO, at (423) 282-5682.
CCC received three industry awards at the 2016 Western Virginia Advertising Awards Banquet, which took place in Roanoke on Saturday, Feb. 27. CCC was awarded a Gold ADDY regional award for our Powhatan Arrow Ovservation Car Holiday Giveaway and Silver ADDY district award. Our North Carolina Growler Box received a Gold ADDY regional award. We received a Silver ADDY for our Bowman Fruit Crate Campaign. Concept, Structural and Graphic Design, Flexographic Printing, Manufacturing and Assembly of the winning entries all took place at our Roanoke, Virginia facility.
Gerald (Jerry) Jacob Higginbotham, 67, of Roanoke, VA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Jerry was born on November 5, 1948 in Savannah, GA to the late Mr. Demah Jacob (DJ) and Mrs. Harriett Rembe Higginbotham. He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Mr. Edward Calvin and Mrs. Frances Almon Powell, his brother-in-law John Edward Powell and his sister-in-law Frances Powell Dodd all of Cullman, AL.
Jerry grew up in the Roanoke Valley, which he loved fondly, and was a graduate of Cave Spring High School. He played football, basketball, and ran track throughout his high school career. Jerry continued his love for football at Lees-McRae College, and then at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. At Samford, he met many of his closest life friends and found the love of his life, Doris Jean Powell, whom he married on March 3, 1973.
Jerry’s parents and his brothers created and built their family business, Corrugated Container Corporation where he was Vice President of Manufacturing. Their operation was established in 1963, and has expanded to three locations beyond Roanoke, including Piney Flats, TN, Winchester, VA and Holly Springs, NC.
His love and passion for his family and work ran over into his community life, where Jerry was active in bettering the Roanoke Valley by supporting programs such as Southwest Roanoke County Soccer Club, The Roanoke Symphony, and Mill Mountain Theater. He was currently serving on the board of The Foundation for Roanoke Valley. Jerry was a member of Cave Spring Masonic Lodge No. 230, Roanoke Scottish Rite, and Kazim Shriners of Roanoke, VA.
Jerry was among the pioneers in the growth of youth soccer in Southwest Roanoke County. Through his vision, planning, and tireless efforts, the Merriman Soccer Complex was built and has been enjoyed by countless youth soccer players.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Doris Powell Higginbotham and his three loving children, their spouses, and six grandchildren: Jacob Sloan and Rachel Higginbotham (Adalynn and Lillian) of Johnson City, TN; Joseph Edward and Kelsey Higginbotham (Katelyn and Adelia) of Roanoke, and Taylor and Lindsay Higginbotham Grist (Lyndon and Oliver) of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by his brothers and numerous nieces and a nephew: Ronnie and Ella Higginbotham, David and Sonja Higginbotham, Paul and Martha Ann Higginbotham all of Roanoke and John and Shelly Higginbotham of Buchanan. He is also survived by his cousins Kathy French, Lincoln, NE, Nancy Thompson, Rapid City, SD, Jim Roshone, Pierre, SD and by his loving wife’s family.
Corrugated Container Corporation was recently interviewed by Corrugated Today Magazine about our 611 Train. The article outlined the process and challenges we faced in producing this piece.
Packaging and Display manufacturer Corrugated Container Corporation received a Silver ADDY at the AAF District 3 Advertising Awards judged March 27-28. The award is for our Powhatan Arrow Rail Car Holiday Giveaway. AAF District 3 represents the clubs of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The corrugated Rail Car will go on to compete in this year’s AAF National Competition, held May 1st and 2nd in Washington, D.C.
CCC received several industry awards at the 2015 Western Virginia Advertising Awards Banquet, which took place in Roanoke on Saturday, Feb. 28. CCC was awarded a Gold ADDY award for our Powhatan Arrow Rail Car Holiday Giveaway. We received a Silver ADDY for our Bathroom Brochure Display. Concept, Structural and Graphic Design, Flexographic Printing, Manufacturing and Assembly of the winning entries all took place at our Roanoke, Virginia facility.
In addition, Corrugated Container Corporation was selected 2015 AAF Roanoke Vendor of the Year for our service to the Advertising Industry and Community in Southwest Virginia.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Advertising Community in Southwest Virginia.” said Chad Tyson, CCC Roanoke General Manager. “It’s a special honor for a manufacturer to be seen as a peer and a trusted resource for not only manufacturing, but also specialized conceptual and design services.”
Corrugated model for the Powhatan Rail Car and the 611 Engine and Tinder can be purchased at th Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke.
About Corrugated Container Corporation
In the Corrugated industry for over 50 years, we employ over 200 people throughout our four east coast locations in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Our main office and plant sit on 11 acres in Roanoke, VA, operating within our 160,000 square foot building. CCC designs and manufactures Retail Packaging, Point of Purchase Displays and Shipping Containers for customers throughout the United States.
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