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By: Nathan Dube
October 4th, 2022

Everyone wants to get their packaging when they want it, but that often won't happen when you make any of these common mistakes when you buy packaging.   From extended lead times to the multitude of global supply chain problems plaguing the world today, you have to consider many things before you try to buy packaging materials.   Failing to do so may result in your inability to acquire the packaging materials you want or, more importantly, need to run your business.   However, you can avoid the many costly unwanted problems that come along with packaging purchasing mistakes.   But, what are the mistakes people everywhere make when trying to purchase the packaging materials they need?   And how can you avoid these mistakes to prevent your business from falling into the same lousy purchasing habits?   This article will review the top five mistakes buyers make today when placing orders for the packaging materials required to keep their business running like a well-oiled machine.

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Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
September 6th, 2022

Did you know that if you buy packaging machinery before the end of the year, you could get a huge tax break on that purchase? If not, you do now.   But, if you want to get that tax break, you are going to want to purchase your equipment as soon as possible. While you may think that is very bold of us and a bit salesy, that is not the case.   You will want to purchase packaging machinery today to get this significant tax break on your purchase because lead times for many types of packaging machinery are eight weeks or more in many cases.   Waiting a month or two to make a purchase may put you in the sorry position of missing out on these significant tax incentives.   And, if that were to happen, chances are, you do not want to be the person responsible for missing out on such an ample opportunity for your company.   But what are these incentives exactly? How do they work? Do you qualify for these tax write-offs? And what are the exact benefits that we are talking about here?   This article will answer all your questions about these fantastic tax breaks so you can complete your packaging machinery purchase before they are no longer available.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Plant Performance | Investment

By: David Roberge
September 1st, 2022

Have you considered upgrading from hand-wrapping your pallets to using a semi-automatic stretch wrapper?   If you have, chances are, now is the time to upgrade. There are various reasons why upgrading to a semi-automatic stretch wrapper is a good idea.   From cost savings to reducing labor, the are various benefits to switching to a wrapper from hand wrapping your pallets.   But is buying a semi-automatic stretch wrapper the right decision for your business? What are the other benefits of upgrading?   And where can you buy a semi-automatic stretch wrapper? Don't worry; with the information in this article, you can decide if upgrading to a semi-automatic stretch wrapper is the right choice for your business.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Environment | The Business of Packaging | Technical Service and Support | Plant Performance | Investment | Shipping Protection

By: David Roberge
August 9th, 2022

Are you stretch wrapping your pallets by hand? Relying on manual labor to consistently protect your products in transit may be causing your company to lose money in the long run.   Suppose your products are in high demand and you are cutting it close or, even worse, missing your customer's requested orders. In that case, you may be able to remedy this with automation at your end-of-line.   Hand-wrapping pallets are less cost-effective than using a stretch wrapper at a certain point. At the same time, automated stretch-wrapping machinery can save on time and costs.   Does the idea of saving money have your attention? Learn how to determine when to switch from hand-wrapping pallets to automated pallet-wrapping machinery.

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Equipment | Packaging Materials | Technical Service and Support | Supply Chain Services/ Contract Packaging | Plant Performance | Investment

By: David Roberge
July 28th, 2022

Are you still using hand stretch wrap to secure and palletize your products? If so, it might be time to consider upgrading to a stretch wrapper!   Depending on the volume of pallets you are wrapping and the number of laborers you are employing to handle these responsibilities, you may be able to save a ton of money by switching to a stretch wrapper.   For many businesses that are hand stretch wrapping their pallets, upgrading to a stretch wrapper can save labor, time, and most importantly, money.   Stretch wrappers are faster and more precise than human laborers. And, they do not take a vacation, personal time off, or sick days!   Depending on the unique dynamics of your company, a stretch wrapper may be a good investment for you.   But, how do you know if buying a stretch wrapper is the right decision for your business? What questions do you need to answer to determine if this is the right move for you?   This article will explain why upgrading to a stretch wrapper from using hand stretch wrap for your product palletizing processes may be a good choice for your company.

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Equipment | Investment

By: Nathan Dube
May 31st, 2022

Are you thinking about buying multi format case erectors? Rest assured, you are not alone in your desire for this equipment!   Many companies package their products in corrugated boxes or similar containers. And many companies use human labor to complete these processes.   When erecting cases by hand, a laborer will take a flattened corrugated box, open it up, seal the bottom, and then present it to the packaging line.   And while this is one way to pack your corrugated boxes, it may not be the right solution for your needs.   Depending on the number of laborers you are using, automating this process with a multi format case erector may make more sense for your business.   But, how do you know if a multi format case erector is right for your packaging needs?   This article will provide you with the answer to the question above. After reading this article, you will know if a multi format case erector is appropriate for your needs.