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Resin Outlook – Fall 2019

Just a quick update on resin pricing as we head out of summer and into fall.

Many major resin suppliers successfully implemented a $.03/lb increase in September, and there are already rumblings about additional increases for October and November.

As a result, we’ve heard many of our competitors are already raising prices, so we wanted to assure you our resin supply is strong and we have no intention of raising our customers’ prices in the short term. With how volatile the resin markets can be, we feel it’s always better to see how things shake out over the course of a few months before making any decisions about pricing.

If you have any questions about resin pricing or anything else at all, please email us or just give us a call at (800) 272-2634.

Thank you for your continued business, and we hope to hear from you soon.

Resin pricing, lead times, and holiday hours – Summer 2019

It’s been a few months since our last update, so we thought it would be a good time to touch base with you.

Many major resin suppliers implemented a $.03/lb increase in May, and they’re already talking about more increases in June and July. It’s too soon to know if those will go through as well, but right now we hope to keep your prices steady. If the market changes drastically, we’ll always reevaluate, but our main goal is your customer satisfaction and a consistent ordering experience during minor market fluctuations.

As for lead times, we’re currently looking at 2 to 3 weeks for all bag types. The summer is usually quite busy for us, so if you know you have an order coming up, now would be a good time to let us know so we can schedule appropriately.

We also wanted to make you aware that we will be closed July 4 and July 5 so our employees can enjoy a much-deserved extended weekend. If you have placed or will need to place an order that requires delivery around that time, please note that it will likely ship before or after those days.

If you have any questions about this update, please email us or just give us a call at (800) 272-2634.

Thank you for your continued business, and we hope to hear from you soon.

How the Weather Is Affecting Your Orders

As you’re well aware, the weather in the Midwest this week has interrupted business as usual for many—including us.

Unfortunately, most trucking companies have postponed pickups all week, and it appears it will remain that way through Friday. As the weather begins to clear, our carriers will begin picking up orders and will have them to you as soon as it is possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you and your fellow employees are staying safe and warm during these unexpected circumstances.

If you have any questions about the status of your order, please send us an email or give us a call at (800) 272-2634.

We Are Now Food Safety System Certified!

It has been a long, demanding process, but we’re excited to finally announce that we have received our Food Safety System Certification!

Having this FSSC 22000 certification provides a framework for effectively managing food safety and quality responsibilities and demonstrates that we have a robust and effective food safety management system in place to meet the requirements of regulators, food business clients, and consumers. Additionally, FSSC 22000 is fully recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO standards.

In short, this certification is one more way to ensure our poly bags are safe for food contact, and we hope businesses that package food products can feel confident using us as their supplier.

It’s important to note that, just like our ISO certification, this isn’t a “set it and forget it” type of thing. Our commitment to food safety must be maintained, and we will have regular surveillance audits by licensed certification bodies to hold us to these very high standards.

To view our official FSSC certificate, food safety policy, or other relevant documents, please visit our resources page.

If you have any questions about this exciting new change, please send us an email or give us a call at (800) 272-2634. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

No matter how you celebrate the holidays, it’s a great time to slow down and reflect on the blessings you’ve received over the past year.

We’re truly thankful for customers like you and feel very fortunate that you’ve chosen us to be your supplier. Your impact is felt throughout the company and in all of our lives.

In the spirit of this Christmas season, we hope you’ll pass on our blessings to those closest to you.

Wishing you and all your loved ones health, happiness, and prosperity now and in the New Year.