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July 2012
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Material Handling Society

The Children of Carteret, NJ

In the early 1900's, Carteret was mostly known as a industrial, blue collar community.


Back then, Carteret's citizens were comprised of European descendents, first generation Americans striving for the American dream.


Today Carteret may not have its shores lined with heavy industry and its residents are no longer of European descent but it still has a community of first generation Americans who love America and the opportunities it offers.


This past Memorial Day, like the Memorial Days before it, the childrenMemorial Day 2012of Carteret converge to our main park to pay tribute and homage to those who served in our military.


For the leaders whose job it is to transform this small piece of real-estate into a tribute it is a great way to educate this new generation of the sacrifice of our greatest Americans.  For the children it is a way to thank those before them so they can live their lives free and prosper.Children of CArteret


Carteret has some of the greatest kids and its community could not be prouder.

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Shree, the owner of Futures, is up for any tasks placed in front of her and her knowledge of technology is outstanding.
Vendors like Futures keep One Pack relevant in our fast-paced, ever changing industry and we're glad They/re on our side.
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Sometimes You Have to Wonder


In honor of our Military, join us as we present to you Staff Sergeant, Angie Johnson and her Air Corps Band

 Air Corps. Band


As our Military protects and serves this great country we must never forget that they are, not just our heroes, but regular people doing extraordinary things.


Click Here to Enjoy Staff Sergeant Angie Johnson of the U.S. Air Force 

 Zero Breakage at What Cost?


Today's packaging solutions offer a vast selection of choices that will not only protect your products but at the same time, fill the empty space in your carton.  But like everything else
,too many choices create more questions than answers on what will work best and at what costs.


Although the owner of One Pack has been selling a whole host of void 

fill and protective packaging products for the past twenty years and has been trained by the manufacturers, we still find that our greatest assets and best teachers are you, our customer.


foam chips
Dissolving Foam Chips

One customer that comes to mind is a young packaging engineer that ships household goods all over the country in both bulk and type of packages.  Spending time with this very knowledgeable individual not only confirmed much of the advice offered by One Pack but also offered a fresh perspective on how to find the best packaging at an acceptable cost. 


The goal, of course, is to minimize or eliminate breakage.   Looking at all your SKU's and determining the vast differences helps to develop the package. Who is receiving your package is equally important.  Today many retailers are actually charging for to much dunnage.  This makes the option of increasing the carton size to add protective packaging unacceptable. Those receiving your package at their home may find foam chips to be annoying to dispose of as compared to a biodegradable chip which that will dissolve in water. Also, using products that are considered "green" will only enhance your company's image.


Korrvu Packaging.

Material costs will always be the primary importance of any packaging project but labor costs are equally important.  Other questions also need to be addressed, such as does your package create unsafe conditions such as dust or toxic fumes and will the repetitiveness of what your worker does create undue strain on their body?


Lastly, what type of equipment will be needed to

Novus Air Pillows
Air Pillows

create the packaging?  With crumpled paper or air pillows most companies will either give you or rent the equipment.  Rentals can actually save you money because the price of the material needed is reduced enough to not only offset the monthly rental, but to actually show a considerable savings over the course of a year.  We have also seen equipment that you can purchase outright.  This option only makes sense if you can use any type of generic product with the equipment and it pays for itself within three years. It has always been the opinion of One Pack that you should not have to be forced to buy from a vendor because of a proprietary situation.  We are proud to say that our customers buy from us because they want to, not because they are forced to.


We will continue with this subject next month, discussing the pros and cons of the different type of protective packaging systems.

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Price Increases
* None At This Time
Price Decreases
 * Several Strapping Mills lowered their pricing on 
   Polypropylene and Polyester Strapping

 As pricing information becomes available, One Pack will make every effort to keep you informed.
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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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