Novolex is the new parent company of Durobag.


The Duro Story

A Duro BagDuro Bag Manufacturing Company was founded in 1953 by Mr. S. David Shor and is still privately owned by the Shor family. Charles Shor, who became President and Chief Executive Officer in 1987, now runs the company started by his father. Today, Duro is the largest paper bag manufacturer in the world.

Duro has purchased some of its larger competitors in order to expand its geographical reach and enhance the company's full-line capabilities. Duro has over 2,500 employees working at 10 manufacturing facilities across the country, with the corporate office located in Northern Kentucky.

Duro is a full-service bag manufacturer comprised of two divisions. The Standard Products Division produces Grocery Bags; Grocery Sacks; Handle Bags; Merchandise Bags; Paper Lawn and Leaf Bags; and various Specialty Bags, including Lunch Bags, Pharmacy Bags, Liquor Bags, Freshness PaperTM Bread Bags, Food Service Bags, and many more. The Specialty Division produces the broadest range of machine-made paper shopping bags in the industry. The variety of applications includes Retail, Resale, Restaurant/Food Service, and Medical/Pharmaceutical.

Duro also has in-house Art Departments in both Kentucky and Florida. Both departments have talented artists operating the latest Electronic Pre-Press Equipment. These artists assist in the development of customer artwork, print layouts, and marketing material. The Sales and Marketing Offices are located in Kentucky, with regional salespeople and an extensive broker network throughout the country.

Our Quality Statement

Every employee at Duro Bags is empowered to effectively manage company resources in order to meet and exceed our customers' quality and service requirements and expectations. Duro Bags has maintained the founder's vision for over 50 years, producing exceptional paper bags while maintaining the highest Safety, Service, and Quality levels. We look forward to serving you for the next 50 years and beyond.