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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Interstate Container Cambridge Achieves United Way Fundraising Target

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Cambridge, Maryland-based corrugated manufacturer celebrates ‘Live United’ initiative in support of United Way’s 2010 campaign.

Interstate Container Cambridge members before the plant’s new
‘Live United’ mural, painted by local artist, Michael Rosato

On Friday, 29 October, Interstate Container Cambridge members celebrated their achievement of contributing $35,000 to 2010 United Way Campaign. Employees wore black ‘Live United’ shirts demonstrating the corrugated packaging manufacturer’s support of United Way. United Way board members joined in the celebration.

‘Live United’ Campaign

For the past three consecutive years, Interstate Container Cambridge has held an employee campaign to raise funds for United Way. This campaign allows employees to contribute funds to the cause through payroll deductions, one-time donations, or donations billed to a credit card over a period of one year.

United Way, a non-profit organization, focuses on improving the quality of life and directs efforts and donations into the three main building blocks of a good life: education, health, and income. The organization also engages in disaster recovery, including the ongoing program along the Gulf
Coast since the devastating hurricanes of 2005.

Pete Bugas, Interstate Container Cambridge General Manager, states,

"I'm extremely proud of the employees and the way they've stepped up and contributed, the employees are the ones that made this happen. I'm extremely thankful for what they've done."

The mural, painted by Rosato, on Cambridge office premises, expressed through art Interstate Container Cambridge’s commitment to ‘Live United’. It depicted the essence of the manufacturer’s dedication to supporting the community and proactively protecting the environment through eco-friendly initiatives.

(L-R): Joe Ruark, United Way; Amy Luppen, United Way; Michael Rosato, artist;
Interstate Container Inc.: Pete Bugas, Lisa Hibble;
Gage Thomas, United Way

Back Row (L-R): Joe Ruark, United Way; Interstate Container Inc.:
Pete Bugas, Bill Boyd, Bryan Abbott, Rob Pedersen, Walter Miller
Front Row (L-R): Interstate Container Inc.: Kelly Hurley, Fredia Stanley

(L-R): Interstate Container Inc.: Mike Krolick, John Czyzia, Denny Harold

(L-R): Interstate Container Inc.: Jerome Cephas, George Ames,
Kevin Harris, John Foran, Pete Bugas, Chip Potterton;
Michael Rosato, artist; Lee Ralph, Dynell Thompson

Interstate Container Cambridge is a member of Interstate Resources Container Division a member of INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East'.

For More Information

Pete Bugas, General Manager
Interstate Container Cambridge
903 Woods Road Cambridge, MD 21613 903

Tel: 410-221-7777
Fax: 410-221-7766
Web: http://www.interstateresources.com/

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Sustainability at Interstate Resources: GREENCOAT™. . .Strength and Sustainability

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

Interstate Resources has published a series of PDF files about the U.S. corrugated manufacturing group's sustainability efforts. Download this story at: http://www.interstateresources.com/PDF/Interstate-Resources-Greencoat-Strength-Sustainability.pdf


How can a packaging supplier “green” their impact on the wholesale transfer packaging supply chain and make a positive impact on the environment? If there is a solution, how can the packaging supplier distinguish themselves from all other packaging suppliers?


Packaging supplier Interstate Container Cambridge collaborated with major poultry processor Mountaire Farms to develop a patent pending, high-performance, wax replacement, recyclable box. This box has excellent meat release properties and, in tandem with a change from ice pack boxes to modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), has lowered costs, streamlined the supply chainand reduced an estimated 100,000 tons of greenhouse gases for Mountaire Farms. This is equivalent to a yearly savings of greenhouse gas emissions from 364,262 passenger vehicles.

Interstate Container Cambridge created GREENCOAT, a unique name that ideally portrays the application. GREENCOAT is environmentally sensitive in many ways. This brand is at the forefront of recyclable, greener packaging methods and initiatives.

Interstate Container Cambridge needed to positively represent their wax replacement brand to illustrate its strength, water resistance, sustainability, and characteristics. When you see an elephant holding an umbrella, think of Interstate Container Cambridge. The logo represents toughness and durability while also portraying smart water repellant technology and environmental sustainability.

Considerable capital and many years were devoted to researching and developing their new GREENCOAT process. This cost neutral wax replacement procedure meets or exceeds most waxed box performance and is recyclable, repulpable and compostable. Custom retailer possibilities are endless when packing poultry, produce, seafood and many other products.

So look for the GREENCOAT elephant holding an umbrella, the new standard in wax replacement packaging.

You and GREENCOAT, working in tandem to help preserve the future.

Interstate Container Cambridge, located in Cambridge, Maryland, is a member of Interstate Resources Container Division a member of INDEVCO Group, the 'Local Multinational of the Middle East'.

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