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Corrugated Boxes and Food Safety: A Farm to Box to Table Initiative

By |September 18th, 2017|

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, [...]

Van Solkema and Pratt Industries: A Packaging Success Story

By |August 9th, 2017|

Sometimes a shift in packaging strategy can garner incredible results. The following success story highlights how Pratt's strategic and sustainable approach to a company's packaging supply chain resulted in significant savings and better customer experience. Van Solkema was purchasing all of their corrugated from Chicago, however the service level due to the supplier’s distant location [...]

Inside Print: Reinforce Brand Values Inside the Box

By |July 17th, 2017|

Create a Memorable Unboxing Experience with the Right Packaging  For subscription eCommerce and curated product collections, the packaging and unboxing experience is a critical moment for overall customer satisfaction. According to a Dotcom Distribution survey conducted in 2016, 52% of customers are likely to make repeat purchases from an online retailer that delivers unique packaging. [...]

D Flute for eCommerce Packaging: Why It Works

By |May 17th, 2017|

Over the years Pratt has developed a unique set of tools to ensure that packaging solutions are seamlessly executed, thoughtfully branded and compatible with existing supply chain and manufacturing processes. As part of our effort to optimize packaging for our customers, we offer D flute corrugated boxing technology made from 100% recycled paper, which produces flutes smaller [...]

Pratt Officially Opens Its Newest Corrugated Box Factory in Beloit, WI

By |March 20th, 2017|

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Pratt Industries Global Chairman Anthony Pratt were both in attendance at the official opening of Pratt's newest corrugated box factory in Beloit, WI   Pratt Industries officially opened its newest corrugated box factory today - a $60 million investment in Beloit, Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker, who was on [...]

Supply Chain Savings by Changing the Box

By |December 15th, 2016|

Supply chain savings come from not only changing the box but also via a sound corporate sustainability plan. Read more about how to develop an effective corporate sustainability plan here. Carton right-sizing is the practice of using a container that will minimize empty space while still offering adequate protection and is critical to optimizing supply chain [...]

E-commerce Packaging Considerations for Consumer-Based Businesses

By |November 7th, 2016|

For consumer-based eCommerce businesses, the customer experience is probably the single most important factor to company success.  Customers are a company's greatest asset, and it's just good business to satisfy customers. Since packaging and the box in which a product is contained is likely the first tangible interaction a customer will have with the brand, it's [...]

Corrugated Boxes: A Technical Overview

By |October 31st, 2016|

Learn about how corrugated became the obvious choice in protective packaging and what you need to know to select the perfect box. When it comes to protecting products during shipment, the corrugated box is the most common choice for companies around the world. As a company dependent upon safe shipment of products and supplies, it's [...]

Pratt Industries Acquires Minnesota Corrugated Box

By |May 26th, 2016|

MCB joins the Pratt family Pratt Industries has made a major expansion to its paper and packaging business with the acquisition of Minnesota Corrugated Box. The company acquired the Albert Lea-based company for almost $70 million. The deal for the 250,000 sq. ft. plant 100 miles south of Minneapolis comes just weeks after [...]

Pratt Breaks Ground on Corrugated Box Factory in Beloit, WI

By |April 14th, 2015|

Pratt Industries broke ground yesterday on its new $52 million corrugated box factory in Beloit, Wisconsin. The 350,000 sq. ft. facility, due for start-up in early 2016, will sit on a 56-acre site and produce 600 tons of recycled boxes a day at capacity. It will also eventually provide 140 full-time jobs – as well as approximately 200 during construction. The facility will not only boast the most advanced technologies in [...]