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Ongweoweh Corp.

Pallet and Packaging Management

  • Products:
  • Asset Recovery and Pooling
  • Custom Reporting
  • Recycling Services
  • Single Source Procurement
  • Unit Load Optimization

In 1978, Frank C. Bonamie, an enrolled member of the former Chief of the Cayuga Indian Nation, founded a custom pallet and crate company out of his garage in Spencer, NY. Today, Ongweoweh continues to flourish as a company leader within the pallet and packaging management industry. As a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Ongweoweh continues to have strong ties to their native heritage and supports many programs and scholarships for the advancement of Native Americans. The values and principles embodied in its heritage are evident in their daily business practices, namely through the teamwork and creativity in their innovations and strategies, and integrity and respect shown for employees, manufacturers, and customers.

Cornell Connection

Ongweoweh's founder, Frank Bonamie, was among a group of people who worked with Cornell University to recruit and educate more Iroquois students. These efforts led to the creation of the American Indian Program (AIP) at Cornell University in 1983. Bonamie has been a tireless supporter of the AIP ever since its creation. He continues to work closely with the program and offers full scholarships and internships for Native American students.