HERE AT THIS 115-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT FACILITY IN
ALLPAK CONTAINER'S 30-SOME EMPLOYEES MAKE A WHOLE
LOT OF BOXES.
we do tens of millions of square feet a year or more.
THEY SERVE THE NEEDS OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES.
there's a lot of injection molders and small manufacturers,
mid manufacturers to large manufacturers here in spokane
THE AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY.
we do apples, pears, cherries, watermelons, pumpkins.
i mean, you kind of name any products - potatoes -
that's grown in washington on the east side of the
state, we do that.
ALLPAK'S CUSTOM BOXES ARE MANUFACTURED BY VARIOUS
THE BULK BIN LAMINATOR HANDLES A LOT OF THE HEAVY
taking two or three sheets of corrugated and laminating
them together to form a solid bin to be able to hold
x amount of pounds, as stipulated by our customers
in the field.
HOT MELT GLUE ADDS TO THE STRENGTH OF THE BOX.
THEY PRODUCE SIX TO EIGHT HUNDRED OF THESE BOXES A
on this flexo folder-gluer behind me, you can take
a corrugated sheet like this and, in one pass, have
a finished product like this.
it takes a corrugated sheet and it prints, slots,
glues and stacks all in one pass.
IT'S A SOPHISTICATED, WORKHORSE OF A MACHINE.
it's the highlight of every tour, as you saw today.
when you're there with them zipping through, watching
them go from a sheet to a finished box within seconds.
THE PRINTING IS DONE WITH THEIR CUSTOMIZED DIES.
AND FOR A MORE COMPLICATED DIE CUT.
ALLPAK USES THIS ROTARY DIE CUTTER.
it's kind of like a big cookie cutter and it's able
to go around a cylinder, die cut that impression out
on a sheet of corrugated and print up to to two colors.
AND PERFECTION IS EXPECTED OF EMPLOYEES BEFORE A BIG
RUN WITH THE DIE CUTTER.
they have to get their supervisors to come and do
a check off to make sure that everything is lined
up for production card, because it needs to be perfect
going to our customers.
OVERSIZED SHEETS ARE HANDLED ON THIS JUMBO PRESS.
NOT ONLY ARE ALLPAK'S BOXES CHEAP TO SHIP IN.
BUT THEY'VE BEEN GREEN SINCE THE BEGINNING.
because you can recycle all the corrugated you get
AND CUSTOMERS CAN COUNT HAVING THEIR BOXES STAND OUT
ON THE SHELF IN STORES.
we want to make sure our graphics, they're always
kind of getting, pulling graphics to the customers
to make sure they want to buy the product for our
THE NEED FOR BOXES ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE.
AND NEITHER IS ALLPAK CONTAINER.
FOR MADE IN THE NORTHWEST.
I'M DEREK DEIS.
KXLY FOUR NEWS.