General News

April 25, 2017

Pacific Flexible Solutions Slitting Services

Pacific Flexible Solutions (PacFlex) is the sister division of Pak West specializing in flexible films and direct food contact packaging. To complement its flexible packaging offerings, PacFlex has film slitting services, located in Boise, Idaho, which includes high-speed film slitting and rewinding, toll slitting, and …

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February 21, 2017

Long-Time Pak West Sales Reps Continue to Evolve

Richard Velarde and Chris Smith, sales reps for Pak West for over 30 years…yes, you read it right, OVER 30 YEARS…have seen the evolution of the company, selling, and packaging in that time. Richard started in the warehouse and Chris in Customer Service at a …

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Daifuku Automated Guided Vehicle
January 31, 2017

Automatic Guided Vehicles Become More Mainstream with Smaller Models

More and more manufacturing plants, especially food and beverage, are seeing the benefits of adding automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) to their operations to reduce staffing, damage, and costs (depending on production volume) and to increase efficiency, flexibility, and organization within the plant.  In a recent …

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December 23, 2016

Have a Merry Holiday Weekend All!!!

Pak West elves Josie Martinez (standing) from Purchasing and Peggy Lee from the Packaging Department keepin’ warm round the fireplace…another corrugated masterpiece made by Pak West’s sister division Pacific Western Container.

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December 16, 2016

The Holiday Spirit at Pak West

Each holiday season, Pak West employees have a Toy Drive collecting gifts and donating them to charities to give to less fortunate children. This year, Pak West donated to Spark of Love sponsored by local TV station ABC7 and the Southern California firefighters.  Over the …

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Cartons
December 13, 2016

DIM and DIMMER

Back on January 1, 2015, the largest parcel shipping companies like FedEx and UPS implemented Dimensional Weight Pricing for ground parcels less than three cubic feet. The billable weight was whichever weight was greater between actual weight and dimensional weight. Dimensional Weight Pricing calculates the …

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Food Fraud
October 25, 2016

Are you eating what you think you are?

Last week, the former president of the now-defunct Castle Cheese Co. was sentenced to three years’ probation and a $5,000 fine for mislabeling Parmesan and Romano cheese, therefore “conspiring to introduce misbranded and adulterated cheese into interstate commerce.” The maximum penalty could have been one …

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October 4, 2016

The Faces Behind The Service

If you’re a Pak West customer or a prospect with questions, you’ve probably spoken with one of Pak West’s hardworking customer service reps! “The Customer Service Department is the first point of contact for emails and phone calls, and we know how important that first …

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August 26, 2016

The Lantech Packaging Tour Rolls into Town!

The Lantech Packaging Tour rolled into Southern California for visits at Pak West customer sites this week. A container carrying a Lantech case erector and a semi-automatic pallet wrapper were ready to demo as the container was backed into the receiving dock bay at the …

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August 19, 2016

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…

Well, there is no tale of a fateful trip nor any rough weather…just a fun day of company camaraderie with Pak West vendors, customers, and employees. Forty or so left at the crack of dawn last week for a day of fishing from Dana Point, …

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