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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