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Friday, November 28, 2014

Uno Pizzeria & Grill Names Interstate Container Lowell ‘Supplier of the Year’ 2014

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

Quality, customer service, and design qualify Interstate Container Lowell for Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ Award 2014.


Interstate Container Lowell has received Uno Pizzeria’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ 2014 Award during the Uno's Vendor Partner Awards ceremony at the Omni Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island in October.  The corrugated packaging converter, based in Lowell, Massachusetts, has earned this award twice in the past five years due to its high quality products, service and quick response time, and creative graphic and structural designs.

Mike Lemieux, Senior Account Manager, represented Interstate Container Lowell during the awards ceremony.

With over a decade of collaboration, Interstate Container Lowell supplies Uno Pizzeria & Grill with 100% of the franchise’s Regular Slotted Containers (RSC) and Double Covered (DC) containers used for retail, institutions (schools), and shipping. Boxes are sent to Uno's distributor, Gordon Food Services, which ships Uno products throughout the US.


About UNO Pizzeria & Grill

Uno Pizzeria & Grill has over 140 restaurants in 24 states in the US and District of Columbia, Honduras, Kuwait, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The company, founded in Chicago in 1943, is headquartered in Boston.


About Interstate Container Lowell

Interstate Container Lowell manufactures printed corrugated products, including retail ready packaging, merchandising displays, and light industrial corrugated packaging. Interstate Container Lowell offers corrugated design services, specialty glued packaging, color management, retail display design, lab testing, and collating and assembly.

Based in Lowell, MA, Interstate Container Lowell is a member of Interstate Resources, Inc.



Contact Info

Interstate Container Lowell
Marketing Department
240 Industrial Avenue East
Lowell, MA 01852

Tel: 800.234.9496Fax: 978.458.4475
Email: marketing@interstatecontainer.comWeb: 
www.interstatecontainer.com
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Photoblog: Interstate Container Joins Hands with Mountaire Farms for Thanksgiving 2014

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

The 20th annual 'Thanksgiving for Thousands' food drive by Mountaire Farms donates over 13,500 meal boxes to 59,000 Delmarva and North Carolina residents during the holidays.


Volunteers from Interstate Container happily joined hundreds of residents on November 24, 2014,in Selbyville, DE and Lumber Bridge, NC to prepare the holiday dinner boxes in time for the Thanksgiving.




















About Interstate Container

Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.

Plants are located in Lowell and Westminster, MA; North Brunswick, NJ; Reading, PA; Cambridge, MD; Asheville and Greensboro, NC; Columbia, SC; and Greeneville, TN.

Contact Information

Anne Potterton
Regional Sales Manager
Interstate Container

Tel: 410.708.2929
888-267-7722
Email: anne.potterton[at]InterstateContainer.com
Website: www.interstatecontainer.com

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Interstate Container Joins Mountaire Farms to Spread Thanksgiving Spirit

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

For the 3rd consecutive year, Interstate Container team joins together to support Mountaire Farm’s 20th annual ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ Food Drive.


In line with the true spirit of Thanksgiving, Interstate Container works together with Mountaire Farms to pack and distribute 13,500 dinner boxes to over 45,000 Delmarva residents and over 14,000 residents in North Carolina (NC). On November 24, 2014, the Thanksgiving for Thousands program brought together hundreds of volunteers, including employees from Mountaire and Interstate Container, in Selbyville, DE and Lumber Bridge, NC to prepare the boxes in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Anne Potterton, Interstate Container Regional Sales Manager, shares,

“It is gratifying to support Mountaire Farms in this worthy project.  Helping those in need and being grateful for what we have is what this season is all about.” 

Celebrating its 20th year, the Thanksgiving for Thousands program by Mountaire Farms continuously instills community spirit and promotes enduring partnerships and friendships among contributing companies, residents, and other supporting entities. Last year the program expanded to include Mountaire’s Lumber Bridge, NC facility and surrounding community.

Within each Thanksgiving dinner box, recipients will find all the necessary ingredients to prepare a nutritious home-cooked Thanksgiving meal for up to six people, including a Mountaire roaster, corn, string beans, yams, stuffing mix, gravy, cranberry sauce and brownie mix. The week of Thanksgiving, volunteers will distribute the dinner boxes to food pantries, governmental agencies, churches, and shut-ins.

In support of the Mountaire’s annual campaign, Interstate Container plants in Cambridge, MD and Reading, PA worked closely with suppliers Mark/Trece, Inc. and Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc. to produce and donate the 13,500 corrugated boxes for the drive.

About Interstate Container

Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.

Plants are located in Lowell and Westminster, MA; North Brunswick, NJ; Reading, PA; Cambridge, MD; Asheville and Greensboro, NC; Columbia, SC; and Greeneville, TN.

Contact Information

Anne Potterton
Regional Sales Manager
Interstate Container

Tel: 410.708.2929
888-267-7722
Email: anne.potterton[at]InterstateContainer.com
Website:
www.interstatecontainer.com
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Interstate Container Reading Assists KGD Architecture with 9-Foot Jayson Werth Gnome for ‘Canstruction’ Contest

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Interstate Container Reading helps Kishimoto/Gordon/Dalaya PC (KGD) Architecture participate in Arlington’s annual Canstruction competition to donate food to local hunger relief groups. 


In line with corporate philosophy ‘What is good for the community, is good for the company’, Interstate Container Reading helped KGD Architecture contribute to the Arlington Food Assistance Center’s annual ‘Canstruction’ contest on 14 November 2014. Interstate Container Reading, a corrugated packaging manufacturing plant, supplied KGD Architecture with the corrugated sheets needed to build a 9-foot homage made of seafood cans.

With the closing of the season and the Nats playoffs approaching, KGD Architecture decided to design and set-up a replica of Jayson Werth, an American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals, in order to bring attention to a good cause. The architectural company selected Interstate Container Reading to provide, separate, and cut-out corrugated layers with special shapes to support the food cans consistent with their design.

One week after receiving the CAD designs, Interstate Container Reading delivered the sheets, executing the given designs precisely. The corrugated packaging manufacturer worked fast to deliver the sliced corrugated sheets to provide KGD Architecture gnome team sufficient time to build and test. Interstate Container Reading also organized the layers of corrugated sheets by numbers, making it easier for the team of 10 to set-up the gnome at Reagan National Airport using 2,263 cans ($3,800 worth) of seafood.

Although they did not win, KGD Architecture raised $7,000 for the project and donated the unused funds to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Learn more about KGD Architecture’s participation: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/11/18/nats-fans-make-9-foot-homage-to-jayson-werth-out-of-3800-worth-of-canned-seafood/

About Canstruction Campaign

Canstruction is a social campaign by the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to raise awareness and collect food for hunger relief groups. AFAC holds Canstruction competitions in approximately 150 cities in the US. Participants are required to design and construct large sculptures using full cans of food, which will be donated to local hunger relief groups after the events are over.

About Interstate Container Reading

Established in 1939, Interstate Container is a designer, manufacturer and service provider of corrugated retail-ready packaging, point-of-purchase displays, boxes and packaging for the greater Mid-Atlantic and Northeast marketplaces. 

The manufacturer is equipped to produce a wide variety of corrugated products, ranging from simple one-color kraft containers to complex 5 to 8-color retail-ready / display and specialty packaging.

The manufacturer based in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA is a member of the Interstate Container a division of Interstate Resources, Inc. and INDEVCO Group company.

Contact Info

Interstate Container Reading
100 Grace Street
Reading, PA 19611

Tel: 800.822.2002; 610.208.9300Fax: 610.376.0350
Web: 
www.interstatecontainer.com/reading.aspx
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Photoblog: Greencoat® - the ElephantInTheRoom at PACK EXPO 2014

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

Interstate Container representatives met visitors at Booth N – 5883 from November 2 – 5, 201, at PACK EXPO International 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Interstate Container representatives demonstrated Greencoat® wax-free box strength and water resistance, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness during PACK EXPO International 2014. Booth visitors viewed first-hand the water and ice-resistant box in action with a live ice sculpture of the #ElephantInTheRoom standing in a Greencoat® box throughout the duration of the 4-day show without effecting the box strength and integrity.

Greencoat® 100% recyclable corrugated box caters to a variety of sectors (poultry, produce, seafood, stone) while offering a wide array of customizability options and cost-effectiveness.





















About Interstate Container 

Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.

Interstate Container’s manufacturing plants in Columbia, SC and Cambridge, MD produce 100% of the pioneering Greencoat® corrugated packaging in-house without sourcing from third parties.

Interstate Container also produces corrugated retail ready packaging, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, protective packaging and industrial packaging in Lowell and Westminster, MA; Brunswick, NJ; and Reading, PA with sister companies in Asheboro and Greensboro, NC and Greeneville, TN.


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