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Sometimes it’s a lot more than providing a packaging solution

ProAct provides 100’s of mentally disabled people opportunities for meaningful employment, social activities, education and training.  These special adults can work in the facility doing light assembly work, or they can go out in the community and do various jobs such as cleaning, laundry, stocking shelves and busing tables.   ProAct...

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Using Foam to Protect Your Packaging

More foam isn’t always the answer to protecting your product during shipping and handling.  We commonly hear the question or suggestion…”let’s use more foam”.  The best approach is based upon a review of the product fragility, the amount of foam and the density of the foam.  A good example of...

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What is the Best Packaging Method and Material?

Is there any one universal solution that addresses all packaging needs?   Obviously not; a packaging solution that works great for one product may be a complete failure for another type of product.   Product size and weight, shipping methods, temperature and chemical sensitivity and many more variables affect the handling dynamics. ...

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Lean Manufacturing and Packaging

What does packaging and crating have to do with lean manufacturing?  To answer that question one first must consider what lean manufacturing is.   There are many tools that tend to fall under the umbrella of lean manufacturing such as 5-S work place organization, total productive maintenance, statistical process control,  kan...

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Are Your Packages Being Mishandled?

You have probably heard about FED EX and UPS employees getting caught on camera mishandling packages.   We have provided 2 You Tube videos below for your entertainment.  I think you can see that “mishandling” is an understatement. https://youtu.be/qGCdOmykOOg https://youtu.be/Z1mhz1-biEY  The FED EX driver was tossing packages from inside the truck to the ground. ...

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