Gardner Glass Changes Suppliers

Gardner Glass of North Wilkesboro, N.C., has announced that it has switched to the Glass-Pac packaging system from Reddi-Pac, a division of Illinois Tool Works of Glenview, Ill.

"Our corporate philosophy has always been to create more value, and to pass that value on to our customers," said John Myers, vice president of flat glass sales for Gardner Glass. "How our products are handled, shipped and ultimately their condition and appearance when they arrive at our customers are all integral parts of the value equation."

Designed specifically to meet the requirements of the glass industry, the Glass-Pac consists of laminated paperboard U-channels to frame the glass, and high-tension steel strapping which creates a virtual solid block of glass giving the pac its strength and stability. Wood blocks and lifting ears are added to facilitate handling of the finished pacs.

"Many of the important benefits of the Glass-Pac solution can be used as selling advantages for Gardner's customers as well," said Rahn Sutton, Glass-Pac project manager for Reddi-Pac. "The Glass-Pac provides superior protection, improving the quality of the received product. It's safer and easier to handle, open, unload and disassemble. It's smaller size and lighter weight reduces warehousing space and shipping costs. Not to mention that the Glass-Pac is 100 percent recyclable reducing disposal costs."

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