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Aerosmith singer visits his family’s folding box company

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Steven Tyler checks out his new KBA Rapida 106 press at Hub Folding Box Company.

Dude might look like a lady, but Steven Tyler, lead singer for the iconic rock and roll group Aerosmith knows his folding cartons and presses.

Hub Folding Box Company, Inc., an innovative leader and custom manufacturer of quality folding paperboard cartons headquartered in Mansfield, MA, welcomed back Tyler on a recent visit to his family’s folding carton facility.

Tyler, who always enjoys stopping by to see the plant’s latest equipment, was watching a press approval on Hub’s new multi-color KBA North America (KBA) Rapida 106 press for his daughter Chelsea’s band Kaneholler and its latest CD entitled Vol. 3, the group’s third EP. The Kaneholler CD has just been released and is available on iTunes. Tyler watched from the Rapida’s press console as the job was produced.

Tyler’s many accomplishments include being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013, listed among Rolling Stone’s top 100 singers, a judge on the hit show American Idol, and a bestselling author. Aerosmith was founded in the early 1970s and went on to record such hits as “Walk This Way”, “Sweet Emotion”, and “Dream On.”


Founded in 1918 by Francesco DiRico, Hub Folding Box Company, Inc. is a custom manufacturer of quality folding paperboard cartons, with a diversified customer base with consumer end-user markets in the liquor, cosmetic, food, sporting goods, pharmaceutical sectors and media. The company has carved out a niche in the graphic intensive, value-added printing and packaging markets.

KBA North America is located in Dallas, TX, and a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) is the oldest and second-largest press manufacturer worldwide.

KBA’s product range includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, commercial and newspaper web presses, inkjet systems and presses, flexographic presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, glass and plastic decorating. For more information visit the company’s web site at


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