Today is the day we honor and remember our veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces, and take time to thank them for their service and their sacrifices to our country. This federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which marks World War I. These observances reflect the end of significant hostilities at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany took effect. Initially, the United States observed Armistice Day as well. However, it evolved into the current Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans Day celebrates all United States military veterans, those currently serving, those that have served, and those that served and have died. We sincerely hope that Americans will be able to find peace and take the time to reflect on the sacrifices over the centuries that have made the United States the world leader that it is. Thank you from all of us at Superior Packaging and International Dunnage U.S. We salute all veterans and the impact they had and have on our lives today.
One of the biggest hurdles many businesses seem to be facing right now are supply chain gaps. Whether you are a manufacturer, a retailer, a restaurant, or a cog in the wheel, you have been impacted by supply chain shortages. And just to add fuel to the fire, retailers and manufacturers are overordering because of these supply chain issues, and that’s just leading to essentially an even worse scenario,” Jonathan Savoir, CEO of supply chain technology firm Quincus told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Monday. Supply chains throughout the country and the world have been hit by massive disruptions and with many economies reopening, the end to this disruption is no where in sight. So what can you do to help manage increased freight costs? How do you plan to transport your cargo and products when it is available? We have some suggestions that will hopefully ease these two particular concerns.
Freight costs have been continuing to increase across the board, but when working with us, we function as a single source provider for all your transport securement needs. We are able to provide 60% more dunnage bags per box, ship other necessary damage prevention products, including strapping, anti-slip mats, corrugated dunnage, and corner boards. The need to better protect your even more precious cargo during transport has exponentially increased as shortages are becoming increasingly evident across so many industries. Companies simply cannot afford the risk of damaging existing supply. This is our forte!
It is our goal when working with our partners and customers to create an effective plan to help ensure and alleviate their load securement needs and prevent further supply chain disruptions. We do this by carefully evaluating all their load securement needs, recommending proper solutions to safely transport their products and developing an auto-ordering program that helps to eliminate delays.
As your single source, total load securement provider, we value your time and would love to help you, our partners and customers streamline their securement processes. We welcome any and all inquiries!
Interested in learning more about our strapping products? Request a quote and we'd be happy to help you safely and affordably secure and protect your cargo today!
Labor Day is celebrated on first Monday of every September, and recognizes the men and women who labor to build and continue to build this country. Through a time-honored tradition with roots in the coordinated efforts of the labor movement of the 1800s, we salute the American workforce today from all of us at Superior Packaging and International Dunnage U.S. S.P.C.
Since the founding of the United States, this country has relied on its workforce for its infrastructure. From its streets and buildings to its transportation and security, the nation runs on labor. The labor of what we create, build and harvest fuels our education and inspires our dreams. We recognize the importance of our labor force more and more every day! We want to give special acknowledgement to all our employees, partners, and customers. Thank you for your hard work and playing your role in our nation's and our world's supply chain bringing goods to everyone.
“No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
Let's salute our great nation on its Independence Day! Officially the Fourth of July commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It is truly a blessing to be born in an independent nation. Let us thank every soul who has made it possible. May we enjoy freedom with responsibility! Warm wishes on 4th of July to you.
As we celebrate the 4th of July this year, many of us may take pause to think about what Freedom truly means to us. As Robert Frost quoted, "Freedom lies in being bold." At International Dunnage US and Superior Packaging, we work to exemplify this ideology every day. We strive to create bold, new innovations to help provide our customers with the best load securement systems available. We hope that you each have a safe and meaningful Independence Day this year and remember to be Bold in all you do.
If you are looking for ways to offset increased prices in transporting your cargo, we have you covered! We now utilize vacuum packed bags to help our partners and customers save money as the cost of transporting goods continues to increase globally. Innovation is a cornerstone of our company's beliefs and we continue to lead the industry with another first, Vacuum Packed Dunnage Bags!
What does this mean exactly for our customers and partners? Simply put, we can now provide you with the highest pallet count in the market, which reduces your overall freight cost. How do you benefit as our customer and partner? Ultimately, your freight per bag costs drop and by vacuum packing our bags we reduce:
For new pallet quantity amounts contact us today!
Each year in the United States, Americans observe the Federal holiday, Memorial Day, the last Monday in May. It honors and remembers all men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones who have passed away.
Traditionally on Memorial Day, the flag of the United States of America is raised briskly to the top of the staff then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position where it remains until noon. At noon, it is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
When the flag is at half-staff, the position is in remembrance of the more than one million men and women who gave their lives for their country. Raising the flag at noon signifies the nation lives, that the country is resolved not to let their sacrifice be in vain but to rise up in their honor and continue to fight for liberty and justice for all.
If you are looking for ideas on how to observe Memorial Day consider attending a Memorial Day service in your community. Pay tribute in your own way in remembrance of service members who have died while serving. Or, visit a veterans’ cemetery to honor those who’ve impacted your life.
From all of us at International Dunnage and Superior Packaging, we remember and honor our veterans and loved ones who have passed away.
Anti-slip mats are an important and reliable component for your professional load securing system. If you’re looking for a product that will secure and control movement of your shipments by railroad, over-the-road truck or container, we've got you covered! Non-slip rubber friction mats have become standard equipment in the professional transportation field and for good reason. When using non-slip mats, the friction force of the goods is in direct contact with the rubber mat. This significantly increases the coefficient of friction, ultimately preventing the load from slipping.
APPLICATIONS/MARKETS FOR ANTI-SLIP RUBBER MATS
Most common applications and uses for Anti-slip Rubber Mats include, but not limited to:
FEATURES AND BENEFITS FOR ANTI-SLIP RUBBER MATS:
Cost Effective: A more efficient and less expensive option to wood blocking and bracing, eliminates nail holes in trailer floors and product damage in turn reducing claim costs.
Environmentally Friendly: Recycled and recyclable-made from granulated rubber and Green Circle Certified.
Easy Installation: Easily rolled out and cut to size, no adhesive or nails needed.
Safe Handling: Increased safety for employees - no risk of injury from nailing or extracting wood blocking and bracing.
Reusable: Mats have a long service life and can be used over and over.
AAR Approved: Approved by the Association of American Railroads.
Internationally Approved Load Securement Device: Meets the "North American Cargo Securement Standard" of FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), CMTA (Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators), CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance), and DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations.
At International Dunnage U.S. and Superior Packaging, we are consistently looking to develop easy to use and affordable solutions to improve safety and efficiency for our customers' warehouses, loading docks, and trucks. Pictured below is our latest set of new tools designed to save you money, protect your cargo and improve overall efficiency whether loading a truck, railcar, or sea container.
Featured new tools include: Dunnage Bag Hanger and Hanger Tool, Corrugated Void Filler Hanger Tool and Void Filler, and our Essential Dunnage Bag Inflator Kit - Warehouse/Dock V2. All developed with you, our partners and customers, in mind. The Dunnage Bag Hanger is a custom cut cardboard application that slips onto the flap or your dunnage bag and is ideal for double stacked loads. When used in combination with the dunnage bag hanger tool, it allows an employee or driver to easily place a dunnage bag without putting the employee at risk while attempting to stabilize cargo. Once the bag is placed, an employee or driver can reach into the essential dunnage bag inflator kit and use their portable air tool and easily inflate the dunnage bag. When filled to the proper PSI, air tool and chuck are placed back in the bag. Simple, safe, cost effective, and efficient.
The corrugated void filler tool works very similarly. In this example, the void filler is used to stabilize the bottom cargo load. For instances where a corrugated void filler is used in a stacked load, the corrugated hanger tool can be used to safely and easily place the void filler without risk to the employee or driver. Another cost effective and efficient tool used to improve transport of your cargo.
We value the relationships we have created with all of our customers and partners. When we identify an opportunity to improve the application and use of our void fillers and dunnage bags, we jump on it and work to design the best solution. If you encounter a situation where your cargo is not properly secured by your current provider, please contact us and request a quote. We welcome all opportunities to ensure cargo is safely transported throughout the world.
How many times have you heard, 'We have fantastic customer service. Work with us and you'll get that extra personal touch and receive a high level of communication, support, and service.' At Superior Packaging and International Dunnage U.S. we mean it! We don't just provide lip service, which is defined as an avowal of advocacy, adherence, or allegiance expressed in words but not backed by deeds. We absolutely deliver on customer service. We do what we say and say what we do. We truly value the relationship and build trust with all our customers and partners. When we say we can find the solution to protect any cargo load situation, we mean it and stand behind our word.
Case in point, we received a call from a potential customer who was panicked and in desperate need of dunnage bags. For many of our customers and partners, we know and understand that if they are unable to transport their products securely without shifting during transport, the cargo doesn't ship. And that means potential loss of revenue, their own customers become angry, potential delays in payments, and the negative domino effect continues.
So standing behind our word, we personally delivered a shipment of dunnage bags using a personal vehicle on top of that. This is just one example out of many of the type and quality of customer service we provide to all current and potential customers and partners. If you are not receiving this type of support and service from your current dunnage bag supplier, corrugated dunnage supplier, or load securement provider, please reach out to us. You will definitely see an immediate difference and it will be the best decision you could make to ensure your cargo reaches its destination on time and damage free. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will be pleasantly surprised!
Essential Dunnage Bag Inflator Kit - Truck
Essential Dunnage Bag Inflator Kit - Dock/Warehouse
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Merry Christmas everyone from International Dunnage and Superior Packaging! This time of year we get a lot of requests from Santa regarding the best way to protect Christmas presents during transport. Why does he call us? Because we are the expert in damage free transport. We not only carry high quality and cost effective dunnage bags and air tools, but we manufacture a full line of corrugated dunnage products as well.
Just look at how many different packaging solutions we were able to put under the tree for Santa! Can you name them all? Santa regularly uses the dual void filler, the square dunnage bag, the portable air tool, bulkhead panels, honeycomb, corner posts, void fillers, and so much more! He loves the new corrugated hanger tool because it helps the elves stay safe when loading the sleigh! And he can't wait to get the new inflator tool kit - a valuable resource he can give to all the elves that work on the dock loading the gifts.
We hope all of our customers and partners have a safe and memorable holiday season this year! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from International Dunnage and Superior Packaging Company.