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Mathias Named to PDA Board

| Posted in Blog, Company News, PDA

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New-Tech Packaging is pleased to announce that Michael Mathias has been named to the Board of Directors of the Packaging Distributors of America-PDA.  (www.pdachain.com)           

PDA is a national organization group of independent packaging distributors who help customers benefit from solutions designed specifically to save money, optimize packaging and improve processes.

New-Tech is proud to be a part of this great organization and for Mathias to be honored with this appointment.

 

 

Slashing Freight Costs Through Intelligent Packaging

| Posted in Blog, Case Studies, Company News

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When carriers introduced rate changes in 2015, based on a package size, New-Tech was ready to help by analyzing our customers’ cartons and shipping patterns to deliver significant freight savings. 

 

 

 

  • Small package ground shipments are now priced on their size or dimensional weight, just like air shipments.
  • Businesses are rewarded when using smaller, fuller boxes, making intelligent packaging a strategic cost-saver.

Challenge:  New-Tech was asked by one of Memphis largest medical device suppliers to uncover ways to reduce their shipping costs. Dimensional weight savings emerged as a significant cost driver.

Solution:  New-Tech evaluated all of the packages and respective dimensional weights, including returnable totes and suitcases, adjusting sizes or substituting with alternative designs.

Benefit:  Three broad project areas emerged with direct cost reductions of $300k, $700k and $100k – a total annual savings of $1.3 million in freight costs.

 

 

Flexonator Energizes New-Tech

| Posted in Blog, Company News

IMG_8707New-Tech is excited by the long anticipated arrival of our new $1+ million dollar Flexo Folder Gluer.

With speeds approaching 300 boxes per minute, the machine prints in two colors and has a separate die cutter section giving immense capability of the styles of boxes it can produce.

New Addition to the New-Tech Family

| Posted in Blog, Company News

Sales CoreyNew Tech is pleased to announce the addition of Corey Oselies to the New-Tech family. He comes to us after 8 years in the commercial furniture business, serving the most prestigious Memphis businesses. He focused on creating dynamic work environments through creative design and collaboration with customers.

At New-Tech, Corey will use creative ways to improve his customers’ packaging and reduce their costs. His background in design and focus on creating positive customer experiences is a major asset to the New-Tech Team. With an emphasis on packaging solutions, Corey is sure to bring value and innovation to our customers.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Project

| Posted in Blog, Company News, Quality Assurance

C-Spray SPF50 TwinPk - for webThe Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification project for New Tech Quality Systems Manager Brandon Beal and Quality Assurance Engineer Carlton Radford is a redesign of a production line used to assemble and package Coppertone Twinpacks. The packaging line is laid out more efficiently and follows Lean Manufacturing processes to reduce waste and improve efficiency. While still evaluating the realized improvement Brandon and Carlton remain confident that the project will result in savings for New-Tech and certification from MSQPC who has trained and is certifying them.

 

New-Tech Packaging Joins Healthcare Packaging Consortium

| Posted in Blog, Company News

New-Tech Packaging is proud to announce our membership in the Healthcare Packaging Consortium at Christian Brothers University!

The consortium, consisting of members from various segments of the packaging industry, seeks to advance the knowledge related to healthcare packaging through education and research.

Members join the consortium by invitation only, and we are honored to be part of this outstanding group!

J.C. Heotis Receives High Honor, “Spirit of Kindness” Award

| Posted in Blog, Company News, Honors and Awards

The employees of New-Tech were quite surprised when a routine morning meeting concluded with a high honor awarded to our President, J.C. Heotis, and the employees at New-Tech!

Ed Horrell, The Kindness Revolution, presents Spirit of Kindness Award to J.C. Heotis, IIJust as the meeting came to a close, Ed Horrell of  The Kindness Revolution presented J.C. Heotis with the “Spirit of Kindness” award, the first of its kind to be presented in the Memphis area. This award recognizes values of dignity, respect, courtesy and kindness within the company. New-Tech was also presented with the” Kind Company of the Month” award.

The Kindness Revolution is a non-profit organization, present in 100 U.S. cities, with the mission of raising the awareness of values, such as kindness, in leadership, customer service, schools, and communities.

“We promote organizations who really get it when it comes to leadership and service,” Mr. Horrell stated.

We are proud of our President and employees for leading the way with such high values, setting a standard for which we will continue to strive!

New-Tech Highlights…

| Posted in Blog, PDA

This post is the first in a series highlighting different areas of expertise here at New-Tech. We hope this serves as a valuable learning opportunity, as we offer links to view our newly re-designed website, helping you navigate our company while learning more about what matters to you and your company!

Memphis SkylineA prime advantage of doing business with New-Tech is our location in Memphis, Tenn., “America’s Distribution Center,” where distribution costs are lower and shippers have the advantage of later pickup times because of the city’s central location in the U.S. and the presence of FedEx and UPS.

Additionally, New-Tech’s membership in the Packaging Distributors of America (PDA) provides a broad network of facilities across the U.S., allowing us to have a national, as well as local, presence.

As you use the above links to navigate our website, click here to contact us with any other inquiries or ideas about your next packaging project!

Memphis Business Journal features New-Tech!

| Posted in Blog, Business News, Company News, Cost Strategies

New-Tech Packaging was recently featured in the June 7 edition of the Memphis Business Journal!

Among the highlights are New-Tech’s work with an economic gardening grant from the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) and the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, allowing us to receive consulting on a number of topics, giving us strategies for intentional growth. The article also highlights our main offerings, contract packaging, distribution and manufacturing, and how within those we use 12 strategic cost drivers to help our customers save money.

Click here to read the full article!

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Pregis Acquires Surface Guard

| Posted in Blog, Business News

Pregis, a leading supplier of protective packaging materials and systems, recently announced its acquisition of Surface Guard.

The newly combined and expanded portfolio will mean more products and solutions for Pregis’ target markets. As Pregis and Surface Guard have partnered on projects for many years, this acquisition enhances an already beneficial relationship.

Read the full press release from Pregis by clicking here!