The Most Flexible Name In Packaging

Our Story


Gateway Packaging was founded in 1982, but our roots trace back to the earliest days of commercial packaging. The Percy Kent Bag Company was acquired by Gateway in 2000, bringing with it a heritage that dates to 1885 when Percy Kent began producing jute burlap bags as a replacement for the bulky wooden barrels that carried flour, sugar and livestock feed.

Gateway is growing strong! As of April 30, 2018, we are now a ProAmpac company, making us among the largest suppliers of flexible packaging for the North American pet food industry and a leader in flexible packaging, regardless of segment. We have a long history of success partnering with top food manufacturers. Our ability to deliver innovative results faster and smarter provides customers with a distinct competitive advantage. We continually look for ways to improve our packaging and solve challenges presented by products, distribution and consumer demands.

Gateway is committed to driving positive change throughout our organization. Our Continuous Improvement Team focuses on Lean Manufacturing initiatives that promote consistent quality, increase efficiency and eliminate waste. This approach requires a methodical system of problem solving to error-proof our processes. Our Continuous Improvement Team prides itself in being a “go to the gemba”—a Japanese reference to being a hands on, roll-up-your-sleeves organization that achieves results through critical thinking.


Our team of extraordinary people takes great pride in doing the right thing, the right way, delivering a superior packaging product that helps make our customers successful. In fact, we’re incredibly proud of the fact that many of our customers have been with us since our inception—a testament to our team and our approach.


Gateway is committed to anticipating your needs and working with you to meet and exceed the expectations of your customers. Our entire organization is dedicated to the goal of finding new ways to add value and to constantly improve the level of service that we provide. We like to say our advantage is in creating your advantage.


Our vision continues to drive us on to find new and innovative ways, not only to produce outstanding packaging products, but to earn the respect of customers, employees and peers.


White House, TN

Kansas City, MO

North Kansas City, MO
(Mid-American Warehouse)

Granite City, IL

Why Gateway

Let Us Show You Why We’re the Most Flexible Name in Packaging

It’s not just our slogan. It’s our promise. Gateway is proud of our ability to partner with customers to deliver innovative packaging solutions that increase sales, create value and enhance logistics. Now a ProAmpac company, Gateway is a rapidly growing, progressive organization with a long history of success working with top food manufacturers to solve their flexible packaging challenges. Customers benefit from our ability to take their projects from concept to completion.

Our printing capabilities are on the cutting edge of the flexible packaging industry. Packaging innovations like the Pro-Recyclable Pouch and the Pro-Ganic Pouch are redefining sustainable flexible packaging. We enhance your shelf appeal with our award-winning printing, graphic design, and pre-press department. Gateway can help with speed to market to increase your profitability while giving you a marked advantage in the marketplace.

Choose from a wide array of custom bags, pouches and other packaging for food, pet food, and industrial applications, including multiwall bags, woven bags, preformed pouches, retort pouches, rollstock and lamination, lidding, and labels. We invite you to explore our site to learn why more and more companies choose Gateway!

Innovative, Distinctive Products

We are committed to customer success. We continually innovate our products and solve customer challenges by having the latest technology and exceptional people.

Agile, Responsive to Change

We are faster, smarter, and more flexible than our competitors. With the great people, products, and services we offer, we are able to adjust quickly to your changing needs.

Reliable, Reduce Customer Risk

As your trusted partner, we are ready to do whatever it takes to deliver what you need, when you need it.



Gateway Packaging is a proud member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. We partner with our customers to deliver innovative packaging solutions that increase environmental sustainability, enhance value and increase sales.

A ProAmpac company, Gateway is part of a rapidly growing, progressive company with a long history of success working with top food manufacturers to solve their flexible packaging problems while incorporating sustainable economics. We are a full service packaging solutions company. Customers benefit from our ability to take their projects from concept to completion in recyclable structures for plastic and paper bags, pouches, roll stock, lidding and labels.


Q: What type of packaging do you make?

A: Gateway produces packaging for consumer and industrial products for the pet food, food, agricultural, lawn and garden, chemical, and charcoal industries.

Q: Do you have more than one manufacturing plant?

A: Yes, we have three manufacturing locations at which we print, convert and ship packaging to any location in the United States or Canada.

Q: Can you send me a quote?

A: Please call our office at 618-451-0010 or contact us via email and we will have a sales representative in your area contact you immediately.

Q: Where is the nearest salesperson to my location?

A: Please call our office at 618-451-0010 or contact us via email and we will have a sales rep in your area contact you immediately.

Q: Do you accept credit cards for payment?

A: No, we do not accept credit cards.


Q: Can Gateway use my existing artwork?

A: Yes, we can take your art files and manipulate them for either flexo or offset printing.

Q: What type of files can you accept?

A: We accept Adobe Creative Suite 6 files (Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign), containing digital images of 300 dpi or higher. We also accept high resolution PDFs with fonts outlined.

Q: Will you accept a PDF of my artwork?

A: We accept high resolution PDFs with fonts outlined.

Q: What type of artwork files cannot be accepted?

A: We cannot accept RGB, PNG or low resolution files.

Q: Will Gateway provide proofs?

A: Yes, our graphics and design team can create a color contract proof for your review and approval prior to printing.

Q: How can I send my art files to Gateway?

A: We have an FTP site. The web address will be provided upon request.