E-Newsletter - A Publication of Interstate Resources

Friday, October 26, 2007

Interstate Container Fitchburg Improves Direct Print Capabilities

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Source: Interstate News, Winter 2007

Interstate Container Fitchburg (ICF) continues to build on its direct print capabilities. Starting with the Lobster box, brought in by Salesman Richard Geyer, we received opportunities at Velcro and Pizzeria Uno. All were printed as 4-colors. Mike Lemieux brought in Uno; Velcro was a house account. This business continues to create differentiation between Interstate and its competition.

New Offerings

ICF has been busy playing with new products. Of note has been the use of a very fine metallic ink. We have metallic gold on the latest Lindt Chocolate displays and metallic silver on the Listerine displays for our Brunswick facility. This product offers the customer a very unique product to catch the consumer’s eye.

Secondly, we have also experimented with printing on a brushed stainless steel effect label. The label has some great applications within household appliances and as display headers, and is printable with our die-cutter.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

INDEVCO Member Places in AICC’s 2007 Corrugated Design Lab Competition

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Currently on assignment with Interstate Resources, Inc., Richa is responsible for design and development at The Center of Technical Excellence for INDEVCO Paper Containers Division. Richa, along with 43 other packaging designers grouped into teams, participated at the event on 10 - 11 October 2007 at the Hilton in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Using functioning CAD tables and computer work stations, teams worked on a real world design problem provided by Central Container Corp.

Richa’s third-place team designed a four-sided corrugated point-of-purchase (POP) display that fit seven SKUs of greeting cards. The display, whose design was reminiscent of the Twin Cities, was within the required footprint restriction and other basic specifications, easily movable from a tiled location to a carpeted floor, and stable on the floor.

3rd Place Team Winners (L – R): Boon Min Si, Great Little Box LtdDory Richa, Interstate Resources, Inc. Livia Waterson, Great Little Box, Ltd Jeff Mills, Bird Packaging Ltd.

Judges evaluated display designs according to a number of criteria: ability to meet customer needs; die-cutting, scoring, slotting and quality; the complexity of converting the display; assembly to fit all parts; joining quality; and ease of assembly and set up.

Gerber Innovations/Data Technology and EskoArtwork fully sponsored the design lab competition.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Jim Morgan Named President & COO of Interstate Resources, Inc.

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Source: OUTBOUND E-newsletter, 2 October 2007

Antoine Frem, Chairman and CEO of Interstate Resources, Inc. (IRI), has announced the appointment of Jim Morgan to President and COO of IRI, effective 10 September 2007.

Jim will be responsible for all IRI operations, including the Mill Division, Container Division, and corporate staff activities of Human Resources, Administration and Mill Sales. IRI headquarters is located in Arlington, VA; nine manufacturing plants are spread along the East Coast in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

IRI is a member of the international manufacturing group,
INDEVCO, headquartered in Lebanon.

Before joining IRI, he was Executive Vice President at Duro Bag Manufacturing Company and President of Duro Designer LLC, both located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to Duro, he was President and COO of Bay State Paper Company.

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