Fountain Inn, SC: D&W Fine Pack, the culmination of the recent mergers of three of the leading independent packaging firms in the United States, Dispoz-o Products, Wilkinson Industries and C&M Fine Pack, has been named as one of the Top Ten Thermoformers in North America.
Plastics News, one of the leading publications for the plastics industry, surveyed 236 companies throughout North America for its February 15th Special Report edition on Thermoforming and ranked D&W Fine Pack, as the seventh largest thermoformer in North America. According to Plastics News, Total sales for the top ten grew from $4 billion in 2005 to $5.14 billion in 2010. In addition, Plastics News reports that Packaging as a percentage of total sales grew from 81 percent in 2005 to 84 percent in 2010.
Our vision for D&W Fine Pack goes well beyond simply bringing together three strong companies to form one very strong company, stated Joseph Lancia, President and CEO of D&W Fine Pack. What we have created is an organization that has unbelievable resources in manufacturing technology, research and development, market penetration and product depth. In addition, we have assembled one of the most visionary senior management teams in the industry to lead our group into exponential growth. This top ten ranking is just the beginning.
D&W Fine Pack recently announced that it will locate its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina and will maintain its 2.0 million square feet of manufacturing facilities throughout the United States in San Bernardino, California, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Fountain Inn, South Carolina as well as its distribution facilities in Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California.
If I were to sum up D&W Fine Pack in two words it would be high expectations. Every member of our team, from our board down, has high expectations for growth, manufacturing excellence, product development, quality, on-time deliveries and customer satisfaction, stated Lancia.
D&W Fine Pack will maintain three distinct brands. The Dispoz-o brand includes disposable cutlery, cutlery kits, straws, foam products and a biodegradable line of disposable products, enviroware. The Wilkinson brand includes clear plastic deli containers, hinged containers, platters, bowls, aluminum foil, pans, pie plates and a compostable PLA line of products, NaturesPLAstics. The C&M brand includes plastic plates, bowls, containers, trays, baskets and a sustainable line of products, C-Green.
Source: D&W Fine Pack