In 1984, Ted Vilardi Jr. and a business partner founded N.V. Business Publications and started Board Converting News (The White Sheet) to serve the corrugated and folding carton industries. By responding to the needs of converters and suppliers alike BCN grew rapidly to become the most widely read and respected journal serving the corrugated, folding carton and rigid box industries in North America.
The company later added publications in the recycling and flexographic industries, and, in the late 1980s, formed a partnership with UK based Brunton Publications that extended the range of both companies globally. After 18 years as owner of N.V. Publications, Ted Vilardi handed over the reins to his son Tom, who continued to grow Board Converting News, Recycling Markets and Flexo Market News, as well as Corrugated Today, a joint venture with Brunton Publications. Tom lost a bravely fought battle with cancer in 2018, and the company is now run by industry veterans Robyn Smith and Len Prazych.

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