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March 2012

On March 17

We all become Irish
Have a Wonderful St. Patrick's Day.  
In This Issue
We Got Gloves
Employee News
Sometimes You Have to Laugh
Price Notifications
Material Handling Society

March Dates



* March 11,

  Daylight Saving



* March 20,

  First Day of 


You Want Gloves?
We GOT Gloves! 
When you need any type of Safety Supplies,
consider One Pack as your primary source.
Circle of Gloves
One Pack offers gloves, safety glasses, vests & ear protection.  Anything you need to keep your workers safe One Pack has it.
All you need is the ONE.



One Pack Welcomes Kristine Druzsba as part of our customer service team.
In the short time Kristine has been with us, she has proven herself as a valuable asset and is a quick learner. 
We enjoy working with Kristine and I'm sure you will agree that she takes pride in helping our customers with their One Pack needs.
Just don't hold it against her that she's a Jets fan.  Lets face it, someone has to be a Jets fan.
(We're Adding New Products Every Day) 
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Some Times You Need To Laugh

Mayonnaise Jar &Two Beers... 

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers. 

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. 
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.. 

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. 
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. 

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. 
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.' 

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. 
The students laughed.. 

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. 


The golf balls are the important things your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. 

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. 

The sand is everything else, the small stuff. 
"If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls". 

The same goes for life. 

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.  Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.  Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand. 

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented? The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' 

The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.


Has Thinner Gauge Stretch Wrap Come of Age?

For years, salespeople have been knocking on your door trying to convince you that thinner gauge stretch wraps (sold as high performance films) are far superior to standard gauge films. Stretch Wrap There is truth in this theory.  Applying thinner film should mean applying less film.  But the special resins used in the high performance films that make the film stronger also add significant costs and there are several variances that can absorb any noticeable savings.


Most modern stretch wrap machines do a great job stretching the film up to 250%, unlike older machines that may lack adequate stretch abilities.  If your machine cannot stretch more than 150%, the desired savings may not come to fruition. We can help you gather the facts needed to make an educated decision by doing three simple tests.


ARPAC Pre-Stretch1) Stretch:  While the skid is wrapping, we mark the roll of film every 10" inches with a wheel that rides on the roll of film. After the film goes through the pre-stretch rollers, we measure the marks to see how far apart they now are. If the marks are 10" apart then there was no stretch. If they are 20" apart then the film was stretched 100%.  You can see where we're going with this.  Naturally, the more the film stretches, the lower the cost to wrap a skid.

2) Force to Load:  this is determined by measuring the force needed to pull the film three inches away from the skid.  We do this with a scale that measures the force.  Too much force to load means money is being wasted and your product could be crushed.  Not enough force to load will allow the skid to come apart during transport. 

3) Cut and Weigh: Once the other two tests are complete we cut the film off the skid and weigh it.  That will tell us the true cost to wrap a skid.


These tests can help determine what your setting should be on ARPAC RTthe control panel for optimum performance.  The problem we find is that the stretch machine operators like to play with those controls.  If they decrease the force to load, film carriage speed or turntable speed, they can significantly change the test results.  This is a concern because money could be potentially wasted.  Our best solution for this is to mark the settings so a supervisor can identify that the settings have been changed and return them to the correct setting.


Let us know if you would like to explore whether high performance films are right for your company.  We keep the test kit handy.

Price Notifications

Price Increases
* Stretch Wrap Manufacturers have announced a 7%
   price increase, effective March 1.
* Plastic Bag Manufacturers announced a 7%
   increase effective February 17
* Dynaric Strapping Announced a 6% price
   increase effective February 17
* Steel Strapping Manufacturers announced a 3%
   increase effective February 10
Price Decreases
 None at this time

 As pricing information becomes available, One Pack will make every effort to keep you informed.
Wow, Your Hands Must Really be Wet!Center Pull Towel
While drying my hands at a very high-end restaurant, I was amazed at how many towels came out of their center pull dispenser.  No wonder the food was so expensive.
I often wonder if the distributor is aware of the waste being perpetrated and if they think this is a good thing.
Waste is a horrible thing for both the customer and the seller of the product.  No one wins.
One Pack's Center Pull Towel Dispenser distributes one towel per pull, which saves you money.  
Another great feature that the Vondrehle Center Pull Towel offers is that it's ADA compliant and touchless.
With the invention of those new motorized towel dispensers came an influx of exhausted batteries that are finding their way to our landfills.  How can that be good?
Why not ask your helpful One Pack sales person to demonstrate our full line of dispensers today?
Come Join Us

on March 21

at the Green Mountain Coffee/KENCO Logistics Facility


Material Handling Society NJ

Click on the logo above to register


MHSNJ is a non- profit organization dedicated to supporting material handling professionals by providing an educational forum and fostering communication among New Jersey's manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution practitioners. MHSNJ will provide a vehicle through which its members gain a vision of the future regarding material handling principles, practices, systems, and technologies. With this increased awareness and knowledge, MHSNJ members shall be prepared to meet the challenges ahead and contribute to the productivity and efficiency of the organizations that employ them as material handling professionals.

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