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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 [...]

5 Elements of a Successful Retail Shipping Program

By |March 16th, 2017|

Run an online retail business and in need of packaging supplies? If you’re shipping dozens, or even hundreds of packages per day then this guide is for you – everything you need to know to ship products in a customer-friendly, efficient and cost-effective manner. 1.   Packaging Materials:​ ​ Think inside the box! For an online retail business, the [...]

5 Tips for More Sustainable Supply Sourcing

By |February 13th, 2017|

A sustainable supply chain is good business. Through sustainable practices, you can save resources and money, optimize supply chain processes and discover ways to innovate your product. A recent Accenture survey for members of the United Nations Global Compact on sustainable business practices showed that 96 percent of CEOs believe sustainability should be integrated into [...]

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 [...]

How to Incentivize Employees to Recycle

By |November 15th, 2016|

Office workers average 10,000 sheets of copied paper every year, and 4,500 of those end up in the trash can. What’s more, companies in the United States spend over $120 billion yearly on printed materials, only to have those materials become outdated in three months or less. How can you reduce these costs and encourage your employees to recycle? [...]

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 [...]

Anthony Pratt Named RISI North American Packaging CEO of the Year

By |November 4th, 2016|

"Thank you to the entire Pratt Industries team for all your hard work, support and dedication!" - Anthony Pratt  Learn more about this prestigious award here.

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 [...]

How to Measure Dimensional Weight of a Package (and why it’s important)

By |October 13th, 2016|

Dimensional weight calculation is a necessary step for eCommerce companies and retailers who ship products in boxes and large poly bags. By subjecting all packages to dimensional weight billing, also known as DIM weight, carriers hope to encourage retailers to make better packaging decisions.  By right-sizing shipment packaging, carriers can maximize the number of packages being [...]

Pratt Opens Two New Recycling Facilities

By |June 18th, 2015|

Pratt officially opened two new recycling facilities this week, including a 110,000 sq. ft. plant in Gary, Indiana. The other is a 38,000 sq. ft. site in Wichita, Kansas. Both will support the company's state-of-the-art paper mill in Valparaiso, In., which comes on-line this September. Together, the two facilities, the company's 16th and 17th recycling plants, will have the capacity to process more [...]