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Monday, January 30, 2017

Interstate Resources’ Jim Morgan Named to AFPA Board of Directors

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


James (Jim) Morgan, President & COO of Interstate Resources, Inc., joins the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) BoD during the association’s Winter Board of Directors Meeting in Washington on January 26.

AF&PA Elects New Chair, Announces Officers at Winter Board of Directors Meeting 

AF&PA News Releasewww.afandpa.org/media/news/2017/01/26/af-pa-elects-new-chair-announces-officers-at-winter-board-of-directors-meeting


Jan 26, 2017
Clearwater Paper Corporation’s Linda Massman Named Board Chair
Contact: Barbara Riley/Chuck Fuqua
(202) 463-2436, comms@afandpa.org 

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced the election of Clearwater Paper Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Linda Massman as the new AF&PA Board Chair and released the 2017 slate of AF&PA Board officers. Top industry leaders participated in the association’s Winter Board of Directors Meeting in Washington on January 26.

“The American Forest & Paper Association Board represents preeminent industry talent and vision, and I am honored to lead our members in accomplishing our key advocacy priorities for the coming year,” said Massman. “Our agenda targets regulatory reform, comprehensive tax reform, transportation efficiency measures and trade policy. On all, we will provide ideas for forward-thinking policy improvements that allow our businesses to compete at home and around the globe.”

A distinguished industry leader, Massman was elected as Clearwater Paper's Chief Executive Officer in 2013 after serving as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011 and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Clearwater Paper, Massman served as Group Vice President of Finance and Corporate Planning for SUPERVALU Inc. and as a business strategy consultant for Accenture. Prior to being elected chair of the AF&PA Board, Massman served as Vice Chair and as AF&PA PAC Co-Chair.

AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman said, “Under Massman’s leadership, we are ensuring policymakers in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country understand the needs of our industry. With 900,000 employees in family wage jobs in large and small communities across 45 states, our U.S. manufacturing operations, and our products are a foundation of American daily life.  Our industry’s contributions to our nation grow even brighter when efficient and effective regulatory, tax, transportation, and trade policies unleash our ability to invest, innovate and compete wherever we are located.”

Also elected as officers are Evergreen Packaging Inc. President & CEO John Rooney (first vice chair) and Greif, Inc. President & CEO Peter Watson (second vice chair). Packaging Corporation of America Chair & CEO Mark Kowlzan will serve as immediate past chair.

Beginning new terms as AF&PA Board members in 2017 are Michael Doss, Graphic Packaging International, Inc.; Peter Watson, Grief, Inc.; James Morgan, Interstate Resources; Matthew Kaplan, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation; Richard McLeod, The Procter & Gamble Company; Philip Rundle, Rolland Enterprises Inc.; Colin Moseley, Simpson Lumber Company, LLC; Christopher DiSantis, Verso Corporation; and Steven Voorhees, WestRock Company.

The AF&PA Board of Directors currently consists of 21 top industry leaders who represent a broad spectrum of companies in the paper and wood products manufacturing sector.

For more information about AF&PA and its policies, visit www.afandpa.org


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Top Reasons Why Companies Should Evolve to Greencoat Wax-Free Boxes

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

During IPPE 2017, Interstate Container, creator of Greencoat® wax-free corrugated boxes, will highlight the eight main reasons driving the evolution to wax-free coated poultry packaging. Interstate Container will exhibit Greencoat boxes at Booth # C-1521 from January 31– February 2, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA


8 Reasons to Evolve with Greencoat®


1)    100% Recyclable & Repulpable


Traditional wax-coated boxes are unrecyclable and end up in landfills, taking over a century to decompose. FBA-certified Greencoat 100% recyclable, repulpable wax-free boxes significantly reduce environmental impact. Since transitioning entirely to Greencoat wax-free boxes in 2010, Mountaire Farms, a leading US poultry processor, has annually contributed to a carbon savings of 150,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.  This equates to the removal of 31,685 passenger vehicles from the road for one year or 48,000 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled.  

2)    Customized Box Sizes


Greencoat boxes are not one size fits all. Interstate Container has a team of expert engineers who develop “right size” customized packaging that builds strength and reduces waste and costs for customers.

3)    Proven Quality & Performance


Greencoat boxes are field-tested and customer approved. Interstate Container has partnered with poultry, meat and seafood producers, as well as Global Green USA to continuously test Greencoat boxes under long, damp and difficult transport routes across the country. Every month, Interstate Container produces and ships over 12 million Greencoat boxes to some of the largest poultry processors in the country.


4)    As Strong as Traditional Wax Boxes


With a powerful combination of eco-friendly impregnation and wax-free coating, Greencoat performs as well as traditional wax-coated boxes. Greencoat boxes withstand the challenges of the cold-storage supply chain, enduring tremendous exposure to moisture, rough handling, and long storage.

5)    Meeting Sustainability Guidelines


With retailers increasingly mandating a shift to recyclable packaging, using Greencoat boxes will improve poultry processors’ Sustainability Scorecards, while fulfilling key customer packaging requirements.

6)    Award-Winning Packaging


Interstate Container was recognized as a 2016 Champion of Maryland Manufacturing for developing the innovative wax-free Greencoat product line. The manufacturer also received the first-ever Pioneer Award from the Global Green Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR), a non-profit addressing some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Mountaire Farms additionally recognized Interstate Container with a Coveted Supplier Appreciation Award.

7)    100% In-House Process


Unlike competitors, Interstate Container manufactures and coats boxes at its two state-of-the-art Greencoat production facilities in Cambridge, MD and Columbia, SC, rather than outsourcing coating. Reducing unnecessary additional costs from third party services, as well as ensuring full control of the production process from start to finish, maximizes Interstate Container’s efficiency and ability to ensure high quality.


8)    Satisfied Customers


Interstate Container works hand-in-hand with poultry processors to transition, phase by phase, to wax-free Greencoat boxes. These boxes eliminate wax disposal costs, create revenue streams for retailers, reduce poultry processor carbon footprint, and offer strength, durability and water resistance to maintain integrity in harsh shipping conditions.

IPPE 2017 visitors can witness the strength of Greencoat boxes live at Booth # C-1521.

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 
Tel: 410-251-9570

Email: Mindy.Myrick@interstatecontainer.com
Website: www.interstatecontainer.com; www.greencoat.net


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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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