Calico Industries, Inc. celebrates 90-year anniversary by donating to local charities

Annapolis Junction-based distributor, Calico Industries, Inc., is donating 90 cases (approximately 45,000 bags) of trash bags to local charities in honor of its 90th anniversary. The family-owned and operated company has a lot to celebrate – having grown from a small, industrial cloth converting company to selling thousands of food service, workplace safety and janitorial products nationwide.

“We would not have made it this far without the sacrifices of our founders, and the dedication of our employees and customers. It also helps that Calico is in a great location. Being based between Baltimore and D.C. means having easy access to ports, highways and airways to move products quickly and cost-effectively across the nation”, says Calico’s President Dirk Wiersma.

Calico will show its affinity for the two cities by donating the trash bags to various community-focused charities beginning the week of July 8th. Each charity will receive a variety of sizes to be used for different purposes within the organization. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, an organization that provides meals to the homebound elderly or disabled, is one of four charities slated to receive the bags and have them delivered free of charge by one of Calico’s trucks. The remaining charities are the Anacostia Watershed Society, Maryland Food Bank and Food & Friends. More information about these charities and Calico’s charitable bag giveaway can be found on

Calico Industries, Inc. was established in 1923 and is a leading, national distributor of food service, workplace safety and janitorial products. Headquartered 20 miles from Baltimore and with offices in Florida, the company offers a broad selection of quality brands and competitive prices to restaurants, municipalities, school systems, prisons and other institutions. It is also known among institutions for offering one of the largest selections of trash bags (i.e. can liners) and customizable options.