Pregis is announcing two new manufacturing facilities in the Dallas area to support growing demand in the Southern region of North America. The recently opened 128,000 square foot Garland, Texas facility produces protective packaging materials, acts as distribution center for a variety of Pregis products and will have an onsite customer demo and training center. The Garland facility has already begun production and is expected to ramp up production later in the year. The Garland facility already has 44 employees, with another 40 to be added later in the year. Pregis’ new 265,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Arlington, Texas will be producing the recently rebranded Pregis EverTec™ mailer which features lightweight, recyclable all-paper cushioned construction. The Arlington facility will begin production in the summer. Pregis is currently looking to fill 80 new manufacturing positions in Arlington. Both facilities have room to expand to meet future demand, and are expected to provide additional employment opportunities in the region.
When it comes to getting foods from farm to table, paper based packaging like Pratt 100% recycled corrugated boxes not only prove to be sustainable, but also help reduce food waste and offer optimal protection for fresh produce and other foods.
According to Paper + Packaging Board in their Farm to Box to Table initiative, corrugated has numerous benefits when it comes to transporting food from farm to store, including:
•Corrugated Helps us be Efficient: Corrugated is sustainable, recyclable, renewable and efficient – helping save space.
•Corrugated Keeps our Food Fresh: Growers choose corrugated because it’s renewable and helps food stay fresher, cleaner and better protected.
•Corrugated Is Preferred for Food Transportation: Nearly half of all corrugated boxes made in the U.S. each year are used to transport food from farm to store.
To learn more about why growers choose corrugated and why it’s the ideal packaging material when it comes to food safety, check out “Not just a Box: A Hero that Keeps Food Fresh & Safe “ a printable comic book style PDF on howlifeunfolds.com.