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INNOVATIONS E-NEWS

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 [...]

Pratt Industries to Open New Corrugated Box Factory in Wisconsin

By |December 19th, 2014|

Pratt Industries continues its fast-paced expansion with the announcement it will begin construction on a new $52 million corrugated box factory in Wisconsin next Spring. The proposed 350,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, which will be built on a 56-acre site in Beloit, will produce approximately 600 tons of recycled boxes a day at capacity, the equivalent of saving [...]

Pratt Opens New Corrugated Box Plant in Lewisburg, Ohio

By |September 11th, 2014|

Pratt Industries has officially opened its new $US44 million corrugated box factory in Ohio. The 350,000 sq.ft. facility, built adjacent to our existing box plant in Lewisburg, is an environmental showpiece for the industry, said company chairman Anthony Pratt. "Not only will the recycled paper used here save as many as 10,000 trees per [...]

Pratt in the Box Seat

By |November 14th, 2013|

Pratt Industries has broken ground on a new $US44 million box factory in Ohio, which owner-chairman Anthony Pratt says will be an environmental showpiece for the corrugated industry. “We believe this facility will be the future of our industry,” said Pratt, noting it would not only convert 100% recycled paper but also use [...]

Pratt Statesville Corrugating Division Continues to Innovate

By |September 5th, 2013|

Pratt Statesville continues to invest in innovation with the installation of a fully automated material and tooling handling system. The system keeps track of every unit run off the corrugators and gives the operators total visibility of all work in process via monitors at every work station. The system delivers all sheets, print plates, cutting [...]

Moultrie Warehouse Continues Growth in Agricultural Packaging

By |August 6th, 2013|

In 2006 Pratt Industries began shipping boxes to a few agriculture accounts in the South Georgia Area.  Traditionally boxes used in the agricultural industry have been manufactured using heavy-weight virgin Mullen liners and heavy basis weight mediums. With a can do attitude, design, manufacturing and sales, the support of management continued to listen [...]