Articles written by Jim Foster
Articles written by
Jim Foster

Global-Pak's Why: Packaging a Positive Impact

As a sales company, we often give our customers a litany of reasons for why they should use Global-Pak as their supplier. This time, we want to flip that and share our why. Why are we even in this business? At the core, our main purpose goes beyond just selling bulk bags and packaging; we want to create a positive impact in every area we touch. We passionately believe that if we look after our employees, our customers, our vendors, and our community, then success and profits will naturally follow.

High Level Bulk Bags Made In The USA

Global-Pak is very proud of our manufacturing facility at our Lisbon, OH headquarters. To complement our imported capabilities, we re-established our U.S. production facility in 2020 and have found a niche with high level production of technically challenging FIBCs. Our team is well equipped to do any custom, high end, or complex bags, such as the following:

WHEN QUALITY AND DELIVERY COUNT

Global-Pak is a provider of top quality FIBCs and we have many methods in place to get you your bulk bags when you need them.

GLOBAL-PAK'S FIBC RECYCLING PROGRAM

Global-Pak is partnering with PureCycle to begin a bulk bag recycling program for our customers.

NET BAFFLE BAGS

Net Baffle Bags are a lesser known baffle style, but have many advantages to a standard baffle bag.

TRUST AND QUALITY VERIFICATION AT VENDORS

After Global-Pak's recent trip to our manufacturers, Jim Foster has written a blog on his experience and the importance of trust and verifying quality at our vendors.

MANAGING TRANSPORTATION COSTS

Global-Pak runs it's trucks to many local customers, and with inflation on the rise we're trying to mitigate costs where possible.

UKRAINE CRISIS AND RISK ASSESSMENT FOR GLOBAL-PAK

Current status of the crisis in Ukraine and how it may affect Global-Pak's Customers

INCREASING EFFICIENCIES: VENDOR MANAGED INVENTORY

Vendor Managed Inventory is a great way to help your business run more efficiently. Using Global-Pak to monitor and re-order your products can help meet demands without overstocking, and helps reduce stress of managing inventory.

WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG?

Bags need to be rated at certain levels of cleanliness depending on the application. When picking a supplier, it's important to partner with someone who understands the different cleanliness criteria and can help pick the best bag for your needs.

GP EXPANSION: DELAYED, BUT NOT CANCELLED!

Global-Pak's warehouse expansion project was delayed, but progress has started up again for 2021. We will be adding 36,000 ft of warehouse space to help keep stock inventory and organize products more efficiently.

GLOBAL-PAK CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

For the past 22 years, Global-Pak has operated by a core value established by our founders: "take care of our customers and employees." This value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on Wednesday.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN A CRISIS

Several times over the past week, Global-Pak has been asked about the security and diversification of our supply chain. Some potential clients have struggled with receiving their supplies from China due to the coronavirus halting production. Global-Pak has always implemented diversification of our supply chain, and we have the resources to minimize the risk when globally sourcing FIBCs (bulk bags.)

HIGH ON HEMP! (BULK BAGS)

With the recent push towards sustainability, we wanted to develop an eco-friendly packaging option for our customers, so we created biodegradable bulk bags! Hemp bulk bags are an environmentally sustainable option for bulk packaging.

DUST HAZARD ANALYSIS

Here's what to do if you have questions about combustible dust and NFPA regulations

INDEPTH LOOK AT L2 LINERS USED IN BULK BAGS

Take a closer look at L2 Liners and tips to help you decide on using a permanent antistatic or migratory antistatic film liner.