Overview of Atlantic Fine Paperboard Converting

With the recent expansion of Atlantic’s fine paperboard converting operations through the acquisition of three IP facilities in Hazleton, Sturgis, and Greensboro, we have updated our offering and our programs with regards to folding carton packaging and other paperboard packaging materials.

Our position as the largest converter of bleached paperboard in North America means that we have incredible opportunities to offer our customers. Hear from the leaders of our Commercial Converting division and find out what makes our program so remarkable.

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Atlantic Expands Commercial Converting Operations

Atlantic Corporation (Atlantic Packaging) of Wilmington, North Carolina, announced today a definitive agreement to purchase International Paper’s three largest paperboard converting facilities in Greensboro, N.C., Hazleton, P.A. and Sturgis, M.I.

Atlantic has 12 branch locations across the Southeast U.S., Dominican Republic and Central America and employs 750 people. The Wilmington, N.C. based company is a nationwide packaging products and equipment supplier to consumer products manufacturers, with paper converting facilities (similar to those acquired from IP) in several current locations.

Commercial Paper Converting from Atlantic Packaging on Vimeo.

“This is a real game changer for our family company,” said Rusty Carter, Atlantic President.

“Overnight this gives us a major presence for all of our business segments in the Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, and soon the Southwest, with a planned new facility in Dallas, giving us full a national footprint. That is big for everyone at Atlantic. It makes us national in every way.”

“We enthusiastically welcome the IP employees to Atlantic and look forward to the many opportunities ahead for all of us. It is an honor for us to be working so closely now with our long time supplier IP. They are one of the world’s premier paper producers.”

The acquired IP facilities convert (sheet and rewind) bleached paperboard produced primarily at IP mills in Riegelwood, N.C., Augusta, G.A., and Texarkana, T.X. The sheeting plants serve as finishing departments and distribution centers for national product coverage.

Greg Gibson, Vice President and general manager of coated paperboard for International Paper said, “Atlantic Packaging is a leading paperboard converter with a great reputation for quality and service. This transaction offers considerable marketplace advantages for both companies.

“International Paper gains significant supply chain flexibility to support our Carolina® and Everest® brands and job opportunities for our employees in three facilities.

“Atlantic Packaging gains incredible talent and expertise along with an expanded manufacturing system and marketplace presence in their core converting operations.”

Carter further commented about the announcement, “Being so closely aligned with a Fortune 500 company like IP is truly exciting for our small company. We have worked with IP for years but this acquisition places us is in a very strong position to support our common customers and streamline the entire supply chain.”

After the purchase, Atlantic will employ over 900 people and will be the largest converter of bleached paperboard in North America.

Atlantic began in the small town of Tabor City, N.C. in 1946 as a weekly newspaper and has grown into one of the top 25 privately held companies in North Carolina.

Founder W. Horace Carter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 for an aggressive newspaper campaign with the Tabor City Tribune against the Ku Klux Klan. Carter died in 2009.

Press Contact:

Rusty Carter
Atlantic Corporation
806 North 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
910/762-6272 (Fax)

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Protective Package Assembly Process

Atlantic Packaging takes great pride in our dedication to our customer’s packaging needs, requirements, and specific requests. We have brilliant engineers on staff tasked with planning, designing, and testing custom packaging solutions for nearly every product presented to us.

We wanted to give you a sneak peak at our protective packaging assembly process in the video below. When the packaging solution for a product has been created and tested and is ready to be implemented, our hard-working teams get to work assembling the pieces. Our protective packaging ranges from simple and straightforward to complex and multi-layered pieces.

Package Assembly from Atlantic Packaging on Vimeo.

In addition to protective packaging, Atlantic also offers printing and graphics for all product labeling needs. Our company has the ability to take a product from the point of development and manufacture all the way to the retail shelf. Our team can provide the necessary graphics, labeling, packaging, and delivery as well as provide insight in terms of materials, cost, timelines, and overall production.

Trust the professionals at Atlantic Packaging to deliver the best possible protective packaging solution at the lowest possible cost to you.
Contact us today to learn more: 800-722-5841

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Custom Package Assembly at Atlantic Packaging

Atlantic Packaging provides custom engineered packaging solutions for nearly any size or shape object at nearly any level of fragility or delicacy. We have a dedicated custom packaging design lab in Youngsville, NC where our engineers work hard to ensure that the packaging functions optimally, while using the least amount of material and saving our customers the most money possible.

Great effort goes into the planning, design, and testing of our custom protective packaging solutions for each and every client. Once a solution has been decided on and the necessary protective materials – foam, corrugated, SBS, and others – have been cut and formatted, we move into our package assembly phase. You may be surprised at the level of detail and precision that goes into assembling each custom package. Take a look in the video below.

Package Assembly from Atlantic Packaging on Vimeo.

Our goals with custom packaging design and assembly are to achieve the best product protection at the lowest cost for our customer. Contact Atlantic Packaging today to learn how our process, materials, and service can benefit your company and your bottom line: 1-800-722-5841.

Learn more about our Custom Packaging Design Lab and our Protective Packaging Solutions.

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Atlantic Packaging Fitbit Challenge Recap

The Atlantic Packaging Fitbit Challenge is complete and the results are truly astounding.
278,039,638 Steps!
630 Pounds Lost!

And so much more…

Atlantic Packaging | Fitbit Challenge Recap from Atlantic Packaging on Vimeo.

Our goal in implementing a wellness program was first and foremost to benefit our employees and encourage health and wellness. We felt that by keeping the well-being of our employees at the forefront of the challenge and ensuring that they were getting real benefits from the program, they would experience ongoing, long term, potentially life changing health benefits.

Some of the Fitbit program requirements at Atlantic Packaging included participating in a 6-month walking challenge, meeting with a health coach, participating in biometric screenings, and keeping records of their exercise and eating habits.

The amazing health improvements we saw as a result of the Fitbit Challenge included employees who quit smoking; employees who never exercised before who were now running their first 5K, 10K and even Half Marathons; employees with high triglyceride levels who were cutting those levels in half; employees who changed their diets and exercise habits for the better.

Employees lost weight, improved their overall health, feel better, look better, and have more energy. This challenge has been a great success for Atlantic Packaging employees and for the company as a whole.

“The Fitbit program has not just changed my routine, it’s changed my life.” — Rosalind Allen, Reception

Another huge benefit of the program was the grand prize, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler! A huge congratulations to our grand prize winner, Marian Mercer. Watch the Fitbit Challenge Jeep Giveaway Winner Announcement – Live.

The health and wellness program we implemented has truly been a huge success and we are so excited about the dedication and commitment to lifelong good heath from our employees.

Watch our earlier video detailing more Fitbit successes at Atlantic Packaging: Our Fitbit Success Story – Atlantic Packaging. You can also learn more about the challenge at the Healthgram.com blog.

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Printing, Die-Cutting, Folding and Gluing Services

Over the past two decades, Atlantic Printing and Graphics has grown from a small commercial printing company to a state of the art document, packaging and label manufacturer with capabilities in offset, flexographic, and digital technologies.

Located in our original location in Tabor City, North Carolina, and with our 120,000 square foot manufacturing facility and 100,000 square foot distribution warehouse, Atlantic Printing and Graphics is positioned to implement comprehensive programs of multiple printed components of your process.

Focusing on multi–color folded cartons, on-product advertising, and pressure sensitive labels for retail products, Atlantic has the unique diversity to offer printed items from your marketing department to your production process all within one network of our manufacturing and quality oversight.

Our new manufacturing floor, completed in 2011, offers efficiencies of production flow, control of quality, and the integration of multiple technologies under one roof. We offer six color offset with coating and up to twelve color in flexo for long run high volume needs including the capability to run unsupported films for shrink sleeves and bands.

For high quality short run or quick turnaround needs our new HP 6000 digital label and film press can handle a wide range of SKU’s and substrates without the delays of plate making and longer approvals.

Atlantic inventories sizeable raw materials and has in-house sheeting capabilities for rapid response to papers and boards for folded cartons and other requirements.

We are positioned for high performance, fast turnaround, and outstanding quality with our printing & packaging supplies and services.  You can count on us to meet your high standards!  Contact our experts today to see how we can help: 1-800-722-5841

Learn more: Overview of Atlantic Printing and Graphics

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Food Labels and Labeling Systems

In addition to food product packaging materials, Atlantic offers solutions for food product labels and high performance labeling systems.

Our label division expands this offering even further with full in-house high quality service from graphic design, to computer-to-plate, to high definition printing and specialty converting.

Flexo Printing & Shrink Sleeves from Atlantic Packaging on Vimeo.

Labeling Equipment

Atlantic’s labeling equipment specialists will work with your production line on a full range of label printers and applicators from table tops to print and apply to high-speed in-line systems. Let our engineering team and label specialists provide the system and the label to reduce your overall labeling costs.

Digital Printing – Labels and Sleeves

Our 7 color digital printing allows us to hit a wide gamut of colors beyond traditional four color process. The ability to print on tags, films and foils, along with multiple finishing options, offers expanded possibilities to accentuate high-end graphics and unique effects. This digital printing offers speed, unsurpassed quality, security printing, and low minimum orders along with the economy and flexibility of no plates.

Contact us today to see how our comprehensive food packaging and labeling materials and services can benefit your operation: 1-800-722-5841

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Atlantic Food Products Packaging

Atlantic Packaging offers comprehensive packaging materials and equipment solutions for companies operating in the food industry.  We work with some of the leading food production companies who place their trust in us for packaging and labeling solutions that represent their brand.

Some of the films and materials we supply include the following:

  • Shrink Films – Shrink films are available in either polyethylene or polyolefin for your wrapping and bundling requirements. They can be printed in up to eight colors with line or process prints in roll stock or converted wicketed bags.  See info on our Shrink Packaging for more details.
  • Printed Specialty Films – We have custom printed films. Printing capabilities include up to 8-color process on single and laminated structured films. Applications include tray pack, lidding films and parts and pouch bags. See our Labels and Sleeves page for more info.
  • Poly Bags & Sheeting - Capabilities include all types of polyethylene bags and sheets individually cut or perforated on rolls. We’ll help size and specify liners for your bins and boxes. We also offer bin covers, layer sheets and wicketed bags.
  • Coextruded Barrier Films - Atlantic offers a broad range of polyethylene based co-ex, nylon and evoh barrier films. Custom manufacturing allows these films to be tailored to meet any of your barrier requirements.

Bagging and wrapping are only part of Atlantic’s breadth of material offerings.  Explore our Stretch Film Packaging operations or our Flexo Printing & Shrink Sleeves for Packaging.  Make Atlantic work for you on all levels of your packaging and labeling needs.  We can be your one-stop resource for cost effectiveness and optimal efficiency.

Call our experts at Atlantic Packaging today to learn more: 1-800-722-5841

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Flexible Packaging Systems from Atlantic Packaging

Our flexible packaging systems and supplies are used by some of the top food suppliers in the industry.  Our flex packaging materials include co-extruded barrier, shrink, laminated and all grades of polyethylene films.

Our vast inventory of general packaging materials, industrial supplies and items specific to the food industry and other specialty markets allows us to pass cost savings and fast, efficient turnarounds on to our customers.

Atlantic understands the importance of honoring your production flow and, to that effect, we make sure to coordinate the supply of your packaging materials into your production schedule so that your internal network can maintain focus on your process.

We further support your production with on-site technical representatives who provide the quick and intense responsiveness demanded in food processing.

While bagging and wrapping are a core part of our product and service offering, we also have sales specialists and designers with an extensive background in food labels and marketing to assist in the development and design of printed materials.

The advantage in choosing Atlantic Packaging for your flexible packaging systems and materials is that we can help our clients eliminate multiple vendor transactions and combine commodity products with core packaging items for across-the-board cost savings and outstanding customer service.

Contact the experts at Atlantic Packaging today to learn how we can help you establish better efficiency at lower costs overall: 1-800-722-5841


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Medical Products from Atlantic Packaging

Did you know that Atlantic Packaging provides a comprehensive selection of products for the medical industry ideal for doctors’ offices, hospitals, labs, and pharmacies? Not only do we offer packaging products specifically designed for medical supplies and equipment, but we can also supply protective clothing, medical-grade cleaning supplies, packaging and pouches, MRO supplies, tacky mats, and safety products.

Atlantic Packaging is a one-stop shop for medical packaging, cleaning, and MRO supplies. Facility operations managers can rely on Atlantic for high quality, affordable medical products delivered in a timely and efficient manner.

In addition to providing products, Atlantic can also set up high speed bagging systems and supply cleanroom and polyethelene bags.  We also have amazing technicians to install, fix, maintain, and evaluate how you can get the most out of your equipment.

The advantage in choosing Atlantic for your medical products is that not only do we offer competitive pricing, fast turnaround, and outstanding customer service, but we can help with almost every sector of your business, from supplies and packaging systems, to design and labeling services. Atlantic offers the traditional strength of our core packing business, including stretch, shrink, strap, taping, labeling, and tamper proof sealing, to supplement your unique medical facility needs.

Contact Atlantic Packaging today to speak with one of our experts about Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing supply chain improvements: 1-800-722-5841.

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