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Brian Stepowany
Column/Opinion
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Bumble Bee on contract packagers and plastic containers

Packaging development manager Brian Stepowany of Bumble Bee Foods talks about the importance of relationship building with contract packagers and the challenges of plastic can development.
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Hastings, pictured in Taipei, Taiwan.
Column/Opinion
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Personal best: How to thrive in a global contract packaging economy

Q&A with Michael Hastings, president and CEO of Sterling Contract Packaging Inc.
News
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CPA PREPARES FOR THE FUTURE AT ITS 2012 Annual Meeting

The Contract Packaging Association 2012 Annual Meeting, February 23 to 26, addressed current and pending issues within the association as well as in the contract packaging industry.
Column/Opinion
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Build a culture of partnership through communication and commitment

Very often I hear stories within the industry of how the expectations of a customer could not be met as a result of an uncontrolled event, and how it ruined the relationship.
Column/Opinion
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Are your secrets ‘thumbing’ a ride?

Electronic storage media are easy and convenient and allow the portability of information.
ARI and Kraft worked together to design displays.
Feature Article
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Kraft and co-pack partner integrate for success

For its first new-category foray in 15 years, Kraft chose ARI Packaging to ensure the success of its MiO flavored water enhancer as well as the integrated supply chain behind it.
Wilton Brands kitting and assembly work requires lots of attention to detail.
Feature Article
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Co-Packer puts the pieces together

Wilsher Packaging’s assembly and kitting are just what Wilton Brands needs to meet growing demand for its industry-leading kitchen and craft offerings.
Gummy snacks, are packed on custom-designed equipment.
Feature Article
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Hurricane cloud over co-packing plant has a silver lining

When Hurricane Irene pummeled the East Coast in late August 2011, Superior Pack Group’s facility suffered major flood damage. But in an amazing feat of recovery, the company and its 400 employees were back to work in a mere five weeks.
Who does what?
Column/Opinion
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Drawing the line between customer and supplier

Cost savings continues to be one of the most frequent topics of discussion in the upstream CPG Supply Chain, from sourcing through production.
News
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Are you one of the 65% to reject temp-controlled shipments?

The top three challenges in temperature-controlled transportation of perishable goods are capacity, controlling and monitoring the temperature of products during shipping, and cost containment.
A-1's Plant 4 location.
News
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A-1 Packaging brings work back from China

A-1 Creative Packaging, Palmyra, WI, broke ground in December on a new building expansion.
An eco-friendly child-resistant, senior-friendly compliance package.
News
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Contract packager debuts eco-friendly compliance package

A collaboration between contract packaging firm Legacy Pharmaceutical and Keystone Folding Box has created a new child-resistant (F=1 level) senior-friendly compliance package made from 100% recyclable material.
Some of the Co-Packer Connection field reps stand by ready to help.
News
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Seeking a qualified co-packer? 530 await your inquiry

The new Co-Packer Connection has launched as a free industry resource.
Column/Opinion
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It’s double-time in America

Taking umbrage with Clint Eastwood as U.S. manufacturers and co-packers work harder and smarter to compete in the global economy.
One of the new labelers at Carolina Beverage Group.
Machine Case Study
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Labeling needs met at contract beverage manufacturer

Since expanding operations to offer contract packaging services in 2001, Carolina Beverage Group has grown rapidly and established itself as an innovative U.S. contract beverage manufacturer.
Supplier News
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Sterling Contract Packaging Inc. announces 4th expansion in 15 years

Sterling Contract Packaging Inc. has planned their 4th expansion for February of 2012.
The unique patented ‘trapped clamshell’.
Package Case Study
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AT&T is sweet on sugarcane-based thermoform

Renewable-resource film to be used in the thermoformed part of the clamshell package in which AT&T merchandises more than 300 SKUs of its wireless accessories products.
News
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CPA STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT NOW OUT: positive growth to continue in 2012

The 2011 CPA State of the Contract Packaging Industry Report is now available.

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