Published August 24, 2012 03:55 PM

"Used Box Company" Awarded $250,000 Grant from Chase and Living Social is proud to announce it has been awarded one of twelve $250,000 Mission: Small Business℠ grants from Chase and Living Social!  The grant program, developed to provide small businesses with resources needed to make a positive impact on their businesses, awarded a total of $3 million to small business owners, nationwide.  Small businesses that have been in business for at least two years and have less than 100 employees were eligible to apply.  After receiving at least 250 qualifying votes online, each applicant was required to explain why its business was unique, outline a plan for utilizing the grant, and describe how its business was involved with its community. 

A panel of experts selected winners who were able to demonstrate a solid business and management team/owner; a well thought-out and feasible growth plan; a likelihood to succeed within a two-year time frame; a positive impact on the local community and demonstrated local support; and energy, enthusiasm, creativity and passion for the business. was selected from the nearly 70,000 applications from all over the country who applied for this grant. is a national logistics firm focusing exclusively on reuse.  They take an innovative approach to providing low-cost, earth-friendly moving boxes to consumers, nationwide.  UCB "rescues" truckloads of quality used boxes from large US manufacturers that might otherwise recycle them, or just throw them away.  Historically, manufacturers recycle the boxes in which they receive from their suppliers, and potentially get a “scrap rate” from their local recycler.  UCB offers a nationwide service to buy these quality USED boxes, for reuse!  UCB pays companies more than traditional recycling rates, because they don't recycle the boxes; they resell them as boxes, for less than the price of new ones!  It’s a win/win/win/win: for their suppliers, their customers, UCB and the environment!

About (UCB) is a national, eco-friendly logistics firm that buys quality USED boxes from large US manufactures, then inspects, sorts and resells them to other companies (and consumers) as a low-cost, eco-friendly alternative to buying new boxes. For consumers, UCB makes eco-friendly moving kits that include a variety of sizes of quality used boxes, along with tape, paper, markers and box cutters. All orders are delivered for free to any address in the continental US in 1-2 business days.  For companies, UCB sells truckload quantities of palletized used boxes to all kinds of large organizations, including national retailers, distributors, thrift organizations and food banks. 

For more info, visit or call 1-888-BOXES-88.

Contact Info: Marty Metro, Founder & CEO,
Office: 323-724-2500
Direct: 310-962-9782

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