About Us

Solid traditions, 21st century performance.

It began with a opportunity and a need: With a heritage in the woodenware business that stretches back to the early 20th century in Central Maine, John & Stephanie Cartwright founded International Woodenware Corporation in 1997 and immediately began supplying quality woodenware and plasticware products to the industry leaders of the past such as Diamond Brands / Forster, OWD, Inc., Penley Corportion. 

When the need grew, so did we: Five years later, in response to market demand, The Cartwright Group, LLC was established to provide products under The Cartwright Group brand as well as a full line of private label table top items offering the same superior quality and superior service.

Our commitment to customers never wavers: Cartwright is always ready to serve. For example, in when 2003 Diamond/Forster and OWD, Inc. was acquired by Alltrista / Jarden Corp., Jarden opted not to continue the container volume program, but within 6 months, Cartwright was supplying multiple containers of product to solve shortages in their supply chain. Cartwright never quits.

There’s more in store for the future: Cartwright customers have learned they can rely on us for top quality products, on time deliveries, and competitive prices. Our preparation has been solid, our track record is impeccable, our future plans are strategic. Cartwright integrity has what it takes for continued top performances in the the coming 21st century.

How may we help you?

The Cartwright Promise:

  • Responsiveness: Cartwright delivers service, adding true value to today’s fast-moving supply chain.
  • Dedication: At Cartwright our driving goal is always our customer’s success. We are more than a supplier; we are a partner for prosperity.
  • Innovation: Our commitment to improvement is on-going and unending. We know the best can always get better.