General News

March 9, 2016

Pak West Sales Staff Gets Educated

This week, Pak West held a technical training session for its sales team at the Pak West Tech Center and at Pacific Conveyor Systems.  The Tech Center is the home of Pak West's technical services department, which is responsible for all the maintenance and refurbishing ...
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February 23, 2016

Get the Most Out of Your Turnkey Solutions Provider

In last month’s blog post (January 12), we highlighted the reasons to use a single-source packaging supplier mentioning that Pak West is one and offers help with primary packaging, secondary packaging, packaging equipment and production line systems as well as warehousing, inventory, and logistics. Today, …

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January 12, 2016

10 Reasons to Use a Single Source Supplier

Researching and finding the right supplier can often be a costly and time-consuming task.  Single source suppliers (SSS) like Pak West can offer numerous benefits at every step of the packaging process with primary packaging, secondary packaging, packaging equipment and servicing, packaging line systems, and …

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January 4, 2016

The Versatility of Corrugated Cardboard

Pacific Western Container, Pak West’s corrugated division, designed and made this festive, corrugated, 3D Christmas tree last month to rave reviews. But look at what Lexus designed and made.  A drivable, corrugated Lexus IS car!!!     Now, that’s some designing and engineering! Read about …

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December 21, 2015

Pak West Wishes Everyone a Healthy and Happy Holiday!

It’s starting to look a lot like (a corrugated) Christmas…  (Designed and made by Pacific Western Container)

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December 15, 2015

The Business of Trucking

Last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued more than 800,000 commercial truck violations on highways and at weigh stations. Large companies that use their own fleet of trucks to ship products must take on a large responsibility in following national and local regulations on …

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November 3, 2015

PacFlex Tech Lab

The Pacific Flexible Solutions Tech Lab is a design and quality assurance center that has the capability to analyze and test packaging material whether it be in the design, pre-production, production, or post-production phase. With several heat sealers (direct and pressurized), the Tech Lab can ...
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October 20, 2015

California’s “Slack-Fill” Law & Deceptive Product Packaging

Is your product packaging at risk? In June of this year, Proctor & Gamble (P&G) agreed to settle a civil protection lawsuit in the amount of $850,000. The civil complaint alleged that P&G’s packaging violated California’s Business & Professions Code Section 12606.2, which prohibits a …

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September 22, 2015

Former Food Executive Gets 28 Years in Salmonella Case

Yesterday, former peanut company executive Stewart Parnell was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in a nationwide salmonella outbreak blamed for killing nine Americans and sickening hundreds more.  The former owner of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America was convicted a …

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