General News

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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August 16, 2016

Tips for Buying A Case Labeler

Last year, Pak West’s Packaging Equipment Specialist Mike Mercado went out with a customer to look at labelers at an equipment manufacturer for the customer’s clamshell processing.  During the visit, the customer happened to see a case labeler and was given a demo.  The customer …

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July 19, 2016

New Bundler Increases Production 50%

Chicken of the Sea, the century old California seafood canning company, decided two years ago that it needed to add a bundling machine that could shrink wrap multiple cans for the particular pack styles required by their various customers. They had been outsourcing the task. …

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June 28, 2016

Loading and Unloading Made Easier

Recently, a video of an airport worker “unloading” boxes for the cargo hold of a plane elicited the amusing response by a Pak West sales rep that he hoped those cartons weren’t for his customer! The worker, as you can see below from a screenshot from …

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June 24, 2016

Annual Pak West Blood Drive

Pak West and PacFlex employees rolled up their sleeves to donate much needed blood to the American Red Cross yesterday.  The Red Cross Mobile Blood Bus was busy all day with employees giving up a pint!  To reward and celebrate, Pak West brought in TK Burgers with …

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June 14, 2016

Keeping Safe at Pak West!

Today is the third annual National Forklift Safety Day, which is sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association. Pak West forklift operators below are William Morales, Operations Assistant, Frank Salucci, Warehouse Supervisor, and Sergio Rojas, Warehouseman. As with all forklift operators, they are certified to operate …

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June 10, 2016

Pak West Employees Recruited and Deployed

Pak West participated in the annual Marine Corps “World Famous Mud Run” at Camp Pendleton on June 5.  Proceeds from the race benefit Marines and their families with community counseling, new parent support, life skills, readiness and deployment support, child care, and career services. This …

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April 25, 2016

Pak West Participates in Annual Lions Club Golf Tourney

Though no Green Jacket or Claret Jug was given out, the Pak West/Pacific Flexible contingency of golfers and vendors had a fun-filled (and sometimes frustrating) day of golf and camaraderie as well as helping to raise funds for the Orange Lions Club at their annual golf …

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April 19, 2016

The Bit At The Bottom

It’s said that as a nation, Americans generate more consumer waste than any other country in the world.  We’re told to reduce, reuse, and recycle to make a greener and more sustainable planet. Consumer waste not only contributes to our landfills but uses valuable resources …

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March 15, 2016

Testing Proves Corrugation Process Destroys Bacteria

Last year, the blog post “Study Shows Cleanliness of Corrugated Containers” reported that corrugated containers provided for food packaging meet acceptable sanitation criteria at the point of use.  The single use approach of the corrugated containers and the recycling process reduced bacterial loading.  The study …

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