Packaging partnership to create jobs in southern California

Posted by Linda Casey

March 11, 2015

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Packaging partnership to create jobs in southern California

The Bottle Box™ line of innovative and eco-chic food packages announces that new jobs are being created in Southern California. Robert Mann Packaging (RMP) and Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI) have collaborated and made recent investments in equipment to deliver 100% recycled post consumer PET plastic strawberry clamshells carrying the Bottle Box™ name. The FDA-approved strawberry clamshells utilize a true bottle-to-box recycling process and the right team needs to be in place to bring those products to life.

Strawberry clamshells will be engineered and manufactured specifically for individual customers looking for custom packaging in the agricultural, food processing, supermarket/retailers and food service segments. DPI has a long-standing history of being agile in product engineering, proper tooling and providing solutions for unique and custom packaging. Through the collaboration of RMP and DPI, the market will benefit from innovative food package designs, which will impact the industry in a positive way. The impacts range from cube saving for freight, unique positioning on the retail-selling floor and the product's sustainability. Options for product traceability through Yotta Mark and ADS Systems will also be offered.
Jobs have already been created to extrude, thermoform and label the containers at the two facilities in Sun Valley and Salinas. The finest people are being hired to manufacture the 100% recycled post consumer PET strawberry containers. Each clamshell will be embossed on the bottom with the number of 100% recycled PET 16.9 ounce bottles were used to make the Bottle Box™.

"This announcement is affirmation that our efforts to pioneer new earth friendly products where new jobs can be created and sustained are paying off," expressed Craig Snedden, president Direct Pack, Inc. "We have worked vigorously to launch our product, and now we are eager to put the right people in place."
John Mann, president, Robert Mann Packaging, adds, "Kick starting 2011 with an inventive eco-friendly product in the Bottle Box™ strawberry clamshell makes for an exciting year to come. Creating jobs in some of the hardest hit areas in Southern California is so rewarding as well."

SOURCE: The Bottle Box

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