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Kendall Packaging Groundbreaking Marks $10M Milestone For Future

Posted by Cynthia Hwang on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 @ 03:53 PM


Left to right: Jack Trostle, Dan Arck, John Ketterman, Marty Beezley, Chuck Smith, Eric Ericson III, Blake Benson, Pam Henderson

Kendall Packaging, a 30 year corporate resident of the Northeast Regional Industrial Park in Pittsburg, Kansas, achieved an integral milestone today with a groundbreaking ceremony kicking off an expansion that acts as a launching pad for the company’s ability to invest in new technology. The project will also allow the company to continue to deliver on its customer focused strategy which sets it apart from other companies in the flexible packaging industry. With up to $10 million in funds secured for the expansion, the flexible packaging manufacturer will more than double its existing facility, add necessary new equipment to its production platform and increase its employment by approximately 30 percent at the completion of the first phase of the project.

Local and state leaders joined together as area economic development partners and Kendall
Packaging VIPs "turned soil" to commemorate the occasion.

"This is a big deal for Kendall Packaging," explained Kendall Packaging President and CEO Eric Erickson III. "In just three years, we've invested nearly $17 million back into our facilities in Jefferson,Wisconsin, and now in Pittsburg. This expansion provides us with a much larger facility to house necessary equipment to strengthen our manufacturing capabilities and ensure we are offering highquality packaging and excellent customer service to our customers. As we expand our production potential, this added space will provide us with opportunities for growth in the future."

The 59,000 square foot expansion increases the plant’s footprint to nearly 100,000 square feet, with plenty of capacity for the new equipment (valued at $6 million) being installed during the project. With the added space and new equipment at the Pittsburg location, Kendall Packaging will have the facilities needed to provide its customers the best quality and service in the flexible packaging industry.

While the purpose of the expansion is to increase the size of the facility and add new equipment and technology to its current manufacturing platform, the project will also benefit employees of Kendall Packaging on a personal level. An onsite wellness center is part of the project plan and will feature workout facilities for employees and their families. "We want our employees to find a positive work/life balance. Giving them an opportunity to make healthy lifestyle choices, through working out in the new wellness center or participating in other companysponsored
wellness activities, is our way of giving back and demonstrating we value their efforts," explained plant manager Jack Trostle. "They work hard; we want to help them have long and healthy careers at Kendall Packaging."

Kendall Packaging Building On Success With $10M Expansion

Posted by Brandee Johnson on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 08:00 AM


Kendall Packaging, a 30-year corporate citizen of Pittsburg, will be expending up to $10 million on an expansion that will support its current growth plan and contribute significantly to area economic development efforts. Through a partnership with the City of Pittsburg, the flexible packaging converter will be more than doubling its current plant size and adding jobs within the near future. 

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Kendall Packaging honored by the FTA for Sustainability Excellence!

Posted by Cynthia Hwang on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Since 2001, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has been recognizing companies for their "outstanding efforts in developing innovative processes, products and management approaches that have had a positive impact on the three pillars of  sustainability - people, planet, and profit." This year the FTA presented Kendall as the winner of the  Sustainability Excellence Award. The award was presented to Kendall on March 6, 2016 in Forth Worth, Texas. You can read more about Kendall's sustainability efforts in April's issue of the FLEXO Magazine as seen below. 



Click to read more on Kendall's sustainability efforts! 


Kendall's Jefferson Facility Achieves Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Certification

Posted by Cynthia Hwang on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

Kendall Packaging is excited to announce our Jefferson, Wis., manufacturing facility has achieved Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000: 2005 Certification as recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the only ISO-based system. Our Jefferson facility joins our Kansas facility, which achieved FSSC 22000 last February.

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Kendall Packaging Achieves Walgreens Print Packaging Supplier Certification

Posted by Cynthia Hwang on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 08:20 AM

Kendall Packaging is proud to announce that it has achieved Graphic Measures International (GMI) print packaging supplier certification for Walgreens. GMI is a quality assurance-monitoring firm that validates the process controls and ability to deliver consistent results contracted by Walgreens to manage their private brand packaging print quality assurance program.

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Kendall Packaging Hires New Marketing Coordinator

Posted by Cynthia Hwang on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Kendall Packaging Corporation is proud to announce that Cynthia Hwang has recently been hired as marketing coordinator; she will be based out of the Mequon headquarters. Hwang will report to Kendall Packaging’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Her responsibilities include supporting the company’s marketing, public relations, sales efforts and customer programs.

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Kendall Packaging Expands Pittsburg, Kansas Team

Posted by Cynthia Hwang on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

Kendall Packaging Corporation is proud to announce that Jack Trostle has been hired as plant manager for the company’s Pittsburg, Kan. facility. Trostle will report to the President and CEO and his responsibilities will include overseeing plant operations, ensuring the achievement of production objectives, maximizing efficiencies and lowering costs while maintaining the high quality standards that Kendall’s customers have always appreciated.

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Governor Scott Walker Attends Kendall's Expansion Grand Opening

Posted by Nicole Galemore on Fri, May 30, 2014 @ 01:33 PM

On May 9th, 2014, Kendall Packaging held a grand opening ceremony unveiling their 56,000 square foot expansion at their Jefferson, WI facility. Governor Scott Walker stopped by to help celebrate the occasion, "This expansion is a testament to Kendall's commitment to Wisconsin and I'm happy to be here to celebrate as they enter the next phase of growth".

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Kendall Packaging Achieves GFSI Certification

Posted by Nicole Galemore on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Kendall Packaging is proud to announce our Pittsburg, Kansas manufacturing facility has achieved Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 : PAS 223 Certification as recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The FSSC 22000 : PAS 223 standards are equivalent to Level 2 of the SQF code, but seem to be a better fit for the suppliers of flexible packaging.

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Kendall Packaging Completes Expansion!

Posted by Nicole Galemore on Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 02:43 PM

In the spring of 2013, Kendall Packaging broke ground on a 56,000 square-foot expansion project for the Jefferson, WI facility. This addition increases the plant's production capacity and doubles storage capacity.

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