Friday, December 2, 2011

Interstate Container Launches GREENCOAT® Production in Columbia, SC

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GREENCOAT® wax-replacement corrugated boxes are specially suited for packing poultry, meat, seafood, fresh produce, floral and other refrigerated and frozen products.

Interstate Container Columbia began manufacturing eco-friendly wax-free corrugated packaging on December 1. South Carolina offers a key location and market access to target segments.

“Lexington County offered us a great location and has the positive business environment we are seeking”, states Jim Krahn, Interstate Container Leader for Process & Product Innovation. Krahn, responsible for Interstate Container Columbia’s launch, anticipates creating up to 100 jobs in Columbia within a year.

Krahn continues,
“I have never been more proud of a team in my 33-year career. The start up with a performance like this is phenomenal. The best equipment, highly motivated teams and good coaching from our leaders and suppliers make for a great recipe for success.”
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John Cristos, Interstate Container Columbia Site Leader, states,
“The hard work that the team has put over the last several months is paying off. We are off to a good start and looking forward to an outstanding 2012.” 

GREENCOAT® Wax Alternative Cartons

GREENCOAT®’s moisture-resistant boxes are 100% recyclable, repulpable, and compostable. The eco-friendly corrugated boxes meet performance standards of traditional waxed boxes without the carbon footprint and save customers disposal fees. Interstate Container Cambridge also produces GREENCOAT® in Cambridge, Maryland.

Last year, GREENCOAT® was recognized with the 1st Pioneer Award from Global Green USA, a non-profit organization committed to making positive changes to foster global climate improvement, at the 11th Annual Sustainable Design Awards.

Interstate Container Cambridge and leading poultry processor, Mountaire Farms collaborated on recyclable wholesale transfer packaging to develop GREENCOAT® wax-replacement boxes. This sustainable packaging has streamlined Mountaire Farm’s supply chain, lowered costs, and reduced an estimated 100,000 tons of greenhouse gases for Mountaire Farms.

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Interstate Container Columbia is a member of Interstate Resources, Inc..

For More Information

Jeff Cormier
National Sales and Marketing Manager
Interstate Container

Tel: 888-267-7722 Ext. 2019
E-mail: Jeff.Cormier[at]
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