E-Newsletter - A Publication of Interstate Resources

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Interstate Container Leads the Evolution to Sustainable Poultry Packaging at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo

Interstate Resources News homepage: http://news.interstateresources.com

Interstate Container, creator of Greencoat® wax-free corrugated boxes, is driving the poultry industry shift to coated recyclable packaging at IPPE 2017. Meeting with attendees at Booth # C-1521, representatives will highlight the key environmental and financial benefits of coated wax-free boxes during the event from January 31– February 2, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. 

Interstate Container works hand-in-hand with poultry processors to transition, phase by phase, to wax-free, recyclable and repulpable Greencoat boxes. While traditional unrecyclable wax-coated boxes end up in landfills, recyclable Greencoat boxes help poultry processors as well as their end customers, including retailers, food service distributors and restaurants significantly reduce carbon footprint.

Leading the Evolution to Sustainable Poultry Packaging

Since developing Greencoat® boxes in 2009, Interstate Container has been leading the evolution to sustainable packaging in the poultry industry, participating annually in IPPE. Today, Interstate Container supplies 6 of the 15 top poultry processors in the US, including Mountaire Farms, who runs the largest individual poultry processing plant in the US. Currently, Interstate Container ships over 12 million Greencoat boxes a month.

“Interstate Container’s on-going growth with Greencoat® packaging in the poultry industry continues to transform the market.  Annually we witness a reduction of over 100,000 tons of wax boxes that used to be landfilled thanks to our customers that have transitioned to Greencoat® boxes.  The time has come for the rest of our industry to evolve and make the switch from landfilled wax boxes, and to our recyclable, repulpable, and biodegradable Greencoat®.  Greencoat® is without a doubt the leading wax replacement box in the market.  Ask for Greencoat®.” Pete Bugas, Vice President-Greencoat® & Coated Container Group, explains.

Facilitating the Transition to Wax-Free Packaging

The coated corrugated packaging manufacturer offers free trials side-by-side with current packaging to help processors witness firsthand Greencoat box performance in comparison to environmentally harmful wax boxes. Interstate Container also provides Mechanical Packaging Services dedicated to ensuring poultry processors' box rooms produce the best quality boxes to ship and store poultry. Mechanical Packaging Services include: Machine inspection and preventive maintenance planning, machine refurbishment, box room efficiency evaluation, training, and waste reduction measures.

Expanding Reach in the US

With manufacturing plants in Cambridge, MD and Columbia, SC, Interstate Container works with poultry processors, retailers, food service distributors and restaurant chains throughout the US leveraging its strong network of production facilities and warehouses in Maryland, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama.

About Interstate Container

Interstate Container combines local presence with global experience as a division of Interstate Resources, Inc., employing over 1500 people in the US, and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. The company’s reach spans the Eastern and Southern US with 12 manufacturing plants and 7 warehouses located in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, East and South regions.

Contact Info

Mindy Myrick, Marketing Manager
Interstate Container
128 Crews Drive
Columbia, SC 2921

Tel: 410.251.9570
Email: Mindy.Myrick[at]interstatecontainer.com
Website: www.interstatecontainer.com; www.greencoat.net

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Interstate Resources, Inc. Announces Partnership with The Display Connection

Partnership combines manufacturing capabilities with merchandising and creative expertise.

Interstate Resources, Inc. officially announces a strategic partnership with The Display Connection in Moonachie, New Jersey.

Customers will be able to leverage the combined strength of Interstate Resources, Inc. integrated supply chain and expansive capabilities in corrugated packaging manufacturing with The Display Connections merchandising expertise and creative resources. Under the partnership, The Display Connection will become Interstate Display Connection, delivering innovative merchandising display solutions that elevate products at retail and that enhance value and customer satisfaction.

As a vertically integrated paper operation, Interstate Resources, Inc. operates timberlands, timber and lumber companies, kraft linerboard and recycled corrugated medium mills, corrugated sheet, sheet feeder, and converting operations. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the group employs over 1,500 people in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

For over 30 years, The Display Connection has custom designed and manufactured award- winning and impactful display systems and fixtures for consumer brands, marketing agencies, B2B and major retailers. The Display Connection has Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certification and will be led by their ongoing president, Deian Urso.

For more information on how Interstate Display Connection can support your business goals, please contact:

Jody Lieberman
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Interstate Container Highlights Coated, Wax-free Produce Boxes at the 2017 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

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With foodservice distributors, supermarkets, and restaurant chains mandating a shift to sustainable packaging, Interstate Container works Hand-in-Hand with growers and packers to transition from wax to wax-free coated Greencoat® produce boxes. During the SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, Interstate Container will display a range of samples of the Fibre Box Association (FBA) certified recyclable and repulpable boxes at Booth # 437/439

Strong Boxes that Perform

Greencoat corrugated boxes are a unique solution for the produce industry as they are coated, strong and also 100% recyclable.  Interstate Container is the only company that offers a coated, recyclable option that can endure the rigors of packing, cooling and long-distance refrigerated shipping, mirroring the performance of wax-coated boxes. Interstate Container currently ships over 8 million Greencoat® boxes monthly from facilities in Cambridge, MD and Columbia, SC, as well as warehouses throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Southern US

Reduced Packaging Costs

Greencoat boxes cost less than traditional wax cascaded boxes, offering farmers savings combined with a product that works.  The administration burden, damage back charges and supply concerns associated with reusable plastic containers (RPCs) are also eliminated with Greencoat.  In addition, the end user can recycle the box instead of paying wax disposal fees of up to $50-70/ton, and instead generate a steady revenue stream of $70-100/ton.

Lower Carbon Footprint

Unlike wax boxes, which cannot be recycled, Greencoat boxes are FBA-certified 100% recyclable and repulpable. Recycling 100 tons of Greencoat boxes saves 1,527 million BTUs, as well as decreases greenhouse gas emissions by 312 tons of MTCO2E and 85 tons of MTCE.

During the SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2017, growers and packers can schedule Greencoat trials alongside current packaging to test and compare strength and performance. In addition to double wall cabbage boxes in 10lb, 25lb, and 50lb sizes, Interstate Container produces ½ bushel, ¾ bushel, 1 1/9 bushel, green bean and many other produce packing options.

About Interstate Container

Interstate Container combines local presence with global experience as a member of Interstate Resources, Inc., employing over 1500 people in the US, and as a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group. The company’s reach spans the Eastern and Southern US with 12 manufacturing plants and 7 warehouses. 

Contact Info

Jeff Cormier, National Sales & Marketing Manager
Interstate Container
128 Crews Drive
Columbia, SC 2921

Tel: 410-221-1508
Email: Jeff.Cormier@interstatecontainer.com
Website: www.interstatecontainer.comwww.greencoat.net

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