E-Newsletter - A Publication of Interstate Resources

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dorchester-Düren Delegation Trip to Germany Opens Doors for GREENCOAT® Eco-Friendly Packaging

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Interstate Container’s innovative wax-alternative corrugated box, GREENCOAT®, draws attention at Dorchester–Düren Sister County Partnership event in Germany.

Jim Krahn, Interstate Container Leader for Process and Product Innovation, and Pete Bugas, Interstate Container Cambridge General Manager, participated on behalf of the Dorchester County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce. The business expansion meeting explored opportunities for growth and opened doors to build awareness and compete internationally with GREENCOAT® environmentally-friendly corrugated packaging.

GREENCOAT® a is recyclable, repulpable and compostable wax-replacement corrugated box for packing bulk poultry, meat, seafood, fresh produce, and floral packaging. Following the success of the meeting, Maryland-based Interstate Container Cambridge seeks to pursue further expansion opportunities for GREENCOAT® at the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) meeting later this year.

The bilateral committee for formal sister county partnership between Dorchester County, Maryland and Düren County, Germany was launched in 2005. Interstate Container is a division of Interstate Resources, a national group of kraft linerboard, recycled medium, and corrugated manufacturers based on the East Coast of the U.S.

Request more information about GREENCOAT® at: greencoat@interstatecontainer.com

Interstate Container Cambridge is a member of Interstate Resources Container Division and a member of INDEVCO Group.
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Monday, May 16, 2011

U.S. EDA Awards Federal Grant to Interstate Container

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

In support of innovative companies generating growth in economically distressed regions, the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration has announced Interstate Corrpack LLC (DBA Interstate Container Cambridge) the recipient of a federal grant of over $600,000.

With the U.S. EDA federal grant, worth a total of $607,750, Interstate Container Cambridge will retain 102 existing jobs and create new 20 jobs in its innovative green manufacturing company located in Dorchester County, Maryland. The federal grant was officially awarded to the county from which Interstate Container leased the manufacturing location.

The competitive grant backs Interstate Container Cambridge’s eco-friendly GREENCOAT® wax replacement corrugated packaging for the poultry processing industry, one of the largest industries on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. GREENCOAT® wax-alternative boxes are recyclable, reusable, and compostable. They can also be used to pack meat, seafood, fresh produce and floral products.

The U.S. EDA leads federal economic development by supporting innovation and job creation to promote growth and success throughout regions across the country.

Interstate Container Cambridge is a member of Interstate Resources Container Division and a member of INDEVCO Group.
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