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Intelligent Cart Systems

High Density Kitting Protective Separators

Intelligent cart systems are strategically designed to integrate in our clients supply chain and logistics operations.  Cascadia Packaging Group works with our clients to develop and implement solutions supporting enterprise wide supply chain solutions.  We strive to offer solutions that

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Thermoform Trays

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated, placed over a cast mold, and is held against the molding surface with vacuum until cooled to a specific shape.  This process results in a strong, lightweight product.  Returnable

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Returnable Containers

Slide Pack System for Automotive Parts

Returnable containers are used in a variety industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Retail, Fulfillment, and General Manufacturing.  Both reusable and expendable dunnage systems are used within standard returnable containers such as totes, bulk containers, and pallets.  Primary benefits include minimization

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Returnable Shipping Racks

Aerospace Cart

Benefits of custom returnable shipping racks include elimination of expendable packaging materials, optimized transportation costs, improved ergonomics, and enhanced material handling.  Custom returnable shipping racks can also be designed and fabricated with knock-down capability to minimize return freight costs. Cascadia

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Happy New Year | Creating New Endings

Happy New Year!  Many of us spend this time of year to reflect on our successes (and failures) of the past year.  The holiday break is also a great time to step back and develop a new strategic vision for

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Walking the Supply Chain | Looking Beyond Assumptions

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance” – Orville Wright The success of new product launches is typically based on some primary supply chain

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Talking Trash | Tracking Your Bottom Line

Whether at home or work, we all generate waste via the consumption of goods and services.   Best case, we either reuse or recycle our waste.  As a last resort, our waste is sent to landfill via truck and rail via

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Keeping An Eye On Your Packaging Waste and Bottom Line

Businesses generate a large portion of the estimated 32 million tons of cardboard discarded annually in the US.  Fortunately, according to the EPA’s Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2010 Facts and Figures, 85% (27.2M tons) of those boxes

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Designing Packaging With the Customer In Mind (Or Not…)

Primary functions of packaging include product protection, containment, and marketing.  Packaging professionals are challenged to meet all these goals while also giving consideration to cost and minimizing the environmental footprint.   Often overlooked is the utility or customer experience with

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Paper or Plastic? | Lessons From the Debate on Plastic Bags

Last week, Los Angeles became the largest city to date in the United States to enact a plastic bag ban.  Los Angeles joins other California cites including San Jose, San Fransisco, and Long Beach.  The Los Angeles Times reports that

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