Sustainability Excellence

Advance Packaging’s Green Focused Facility Earns FTA Sustainability Excellence AwardEnvironmental photo

Advance Packaging Corp. understands that clean manufacturing, the development of people and economic stability are keys to long-term viability. In 2005, the FTA member broke ground on a massive 425,000 sq. ft. manufacturing space in Grand Rapids, MI. In the planning stages of the new build, Advance Packaging took the opportunity to create a facility that would shrink its environmental footprint even as it allowed its physical, production and geographic footprints to grow. For choosing to go above and beyond in its consideration of the environment and its dedication to sustainably focused business operations, Advance Packaging Corp. was presented with Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2015 Sustainability Excellence Award.

“As a corrugated manufacturer, we rely heavily on Earth’s natural resources—namely trees,” said Sales & Marketing Analyst Catherine Cole. “We want to be around to provide packaging long into the future. That means taking care of our community so we have employees, our economic viability and the resources we need to produce our product.”

Read more in FLEXO Magazine’s May 2015 Annual Awards issue.

Recycling imagePast Winners

2015

Winners

Advance Packaging Corp., Grand Rapids, MI

2014

Winners

Accredo Packaging, Sugar Land, TX

Avery Dennison, Mentor, OH

2013

Winners

Paragon Label, Petaluma, CA

Honorable Mention

Global Packaging, Oaks, PA

2012

Winner

Promoflex International, St. Leonard, QC, Canada

Honorable Mention

The Label Printers, Aurora, IL

2011

Winners

Paragon Label, Petaluma, CA

Prairie State Group, Franklin Park, IL

PolyCello, Amherst, NS, Canada

2010

Winner

Specialty Printing LLC, East Windsor, CT

Honorable Mention

Robbie Fantastic Flexibles, Lenexa, KS

2009

Winners

Coating Excellence International LLC, Wrightstown, WI

Lauterbach Group, Inc., Waukesha, WI

Honorable Mention

AllpakTrojan, Renton, WA

Creative Labels, Inc., Gilroy, CA

2008

Winners

Metro Label Company Ltd., Toronto, ON, Canada

Plastic Packaging, Inc., Hickory, NC

Honorable Mention

C&H Packaging Company, Inc., Merrill, WI

2007

Winners

Overnight Labels, Inc., Deer Park, NY

Farnell Packaging Ltd., Dartmouth, NS, Canada

2006

Winners

Bemis Company, Inc., Milprint, Inc., Oshkosh, WI

Plastic Suppliers, Inc., Columbus, OH

Honorable Mention

G-3 Enterprises, Modesto, CA

2005

Winner

Highland Supply Corporation, Highland, IL

Honorable Mention

Global Packaging, Oaks, PA

2004

Winner

Gallus Ferd. Ruesch AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Honorable Mention

Southern Graphic Systems, Philadelphia, PA

2003

Winners

Oberthur Gaming Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Stork Cellramic, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Honorable Mention

C&H Packaging, Co. Inc., Merrill, WI

Aba SA de CV, Lerma de Villada, Mexico

2002

Winners

Cage Graphic Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Tension Envelope Corporation, Kansas City, KS

Honorable Mention

Anagram International, Minneapolis, MN

Southern Atlantic Label, Chesapeake, VA

2001

Winners

Cellotape, Inc, Fremont, CA

Channeled Resources, Inc., Chicago, IL

Honorable Mention

DuPont Cyrel Packaging Graphic Products, Wilmington, DE

Gallus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

The Pack Corporation, Osaka, Japan

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