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Agility. Resiliency. Capacity.

The work challenged our agility: to get the job done required us to get 300 team members in a new facility working at full capacity within a week. We did it, thanks to the dedication of team members who worked in shifts 24/7, so that thousands of American families...

Expanding to Dallas

Our Dallas facility will feature 30-foot clear ceiling height, 18 dock doors, and very easy access to 1-635 and the local freeway networks. We will be open soon and ready to serve current and future customers in the Southwest with the same quality and agility we...

Sustainability 2022

Electric Forklifts In the last 12 months, we have increased the makeup of electric forklifts from 33% to 46% of our fleet, and we expect continued improvement as forklift leases mature. LED lighting 85 percent of the new space we have added in the last 12 months uses...

Tampa: Gulf Coast Gateway To The US

Ports - Six of the nation’s top 30 largest ports are located in Florida and are perfectly positioned to import our customers’ components, especially as our west coast ports deal with capacity constraints and labor issues expected this fall. Consumers - Due to an...

The Top Q&A on SQF

1. What is our Quality Management System, and how does SQF tie in? 2. Why are we using SQF as our standard for certification? Nothing is more important for the food we eat than quality and safety.  We believe SQF is the benchmark and global standard for...

The Resilient Entrepreneur

Resiliency does not happen overnight. It’s the result of smart investments and a can-do mindset. In last month’s newsletter we discussed how we have responded with the first ingredient to maximize resiliency – sizable investments in our capabilities for the benefit of...

Excellent, Again

Contract Packaging: Why We Are An SQF Family Today Safety and quality are goals for everyone in the contract packaging industry. That’s definitely true for the Wheelhouse family of companies: South Atlantic, Versatile and ProStar. Compliance with recognized national...

Resiliency, Again

In last month’s newsletter, we talked about the supply chain issues that everyone is facing and how that requires resiliency.  This month, we are focusing on how we have responded with the first ingredient to maximize resiliency – sizable investments in our...

South Atlantic Recognized As “Fast 40” N.C. Company

Our sister company South Atlantic Packaging was recently honored by Business North Carolina magazine as one of its “2021 Mid-Market Fast 40” companies headquartered in the state. Now in its 11th year, the Mid-Market Fast 40 program is an annual event that honors...

Reading is AIB Certified

Our sister company, ProStar Packaging, just successfully underwent a short-notice AIB audit of its Reading, Pennsylvania facility. Its SQF certification is forthcoming. AIB is the international pioneer and leader in food safety auditing and education, certifying best...

Introducing Indianapolis

The past few months, we’ve been growing on all fronts—in production space, leadership and staff, and operations. In response to customer requests, our latest expansion is a new enterprise facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. The brand-new, energy-efficient building...

Moving Up; Moving Forward

Moving is the operative term: in the past months, we’ve invested in new facilities in all three of our flagship locations in Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina. We now have more than 650,000 combined square feet of production space to serve customers with...

We’re Serious About Sustainability

A team of students from the Wake Forest University School of Business Master’s in Management program spent the semester producing the first annual sustainability report for South Atlantic Packaging, ProStar Packaging and Versatile Packagers. They calculated our...

Confectioner’s Crisis: A Sweet Collaboration

In October, our sister facility, ProStar, got an urgent call from a high-end candy manufacturer in crisis. They needed quick turnaround of a lot of product—including gift box assembly and pallet loading. We had been on this company’s radar for a few months, and they...

Collaboration with Wake Forest University on Sustainability Study

We recently kicked off a collaboration with Wake Forest University School of Business graduate students on a sustainability study of the company’s operations. The semester-long Graduate Consulting Project, conducted by a team in the WFU Master of Science in Management...