At the end of the day, what our customers and partners are saying is truly one of the most important values we hold close. We follow the Golden Rule as it applies to business. Treat others as you would expect to be treated. This translates to several different aspects when it comes to creating a business in the load securement industry. Ranging from the actual products and components themselves to response to questions to transparency - all are important and we treat each with integrity and respect.
One phrase we hear often is, 'Wow, you really reply to our phone calls and emails quicker than most!' Why is this important to us? Well, for one thing, time is money and we respect your time. If you have taken the time to request a quote, leave us a voicemail, or send us an email, we respond in a moment's notice. On the obvious side, we want to gain new partners and customers, and if we don't respond, chances are we might lose your business.
Another comment shared to us by many customers is, 'We really feel like Tom appreciates us more than just a purchase order and a check to deposit. Tom takes the time to genuinely listen to our load securement needs and helps us create the best solution to prevent damage to our cargo during transport. He's even helped find a solution that didn't result in a purchase - now that is a true partnership, and when we need his products - he will be the first person we contact!' Although we strive to be your complete load securement solution, sometimes we can't do it all, and we recognize when we can't. Our years and years of experience has taught us that you need to be innovative to provide the best load securement. That experience has come in handy during the supply chain crisis when we have all had to think outside the box.
Finally, the most common compliment we hear from multiple customers is regarding our innovative ideas. As just referenced, we have really had to become creative as many raw materials are in short supply and manufacturing of certain load securement items has been greatly impacted. 'We called Tom in a panic because our current dunnage bag supplier was unable to meet our needs. He quickly replied and was able to create an even better solution using the corrugated dunnage products produced in house along with dunnage air bags. As we have learned more about all the products Superior Packaging carries, we now go to Tom for everything related to transporting our goods.' Now this is one of our favorite things to hear from our customers and partners! We understand load securement, damage prevention, and transport of goods inside and out and because of our experience we have developed industry leading innovations to improve safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
We thank all of our customers and partners and value you and your business. If you aren't currently working with us and don't have the same types of comments many of our customers have shared with us, request a quote and give us a chance. We are genuine, experienced, and truly partner with all of our customers.
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.
While your Memorial Day weekend might be packed with family fun and summer activities, we also believe it's important to pause the festivities in remembrance of the real meaning and history of Memorial Day. In honor of that sentiment, we've put together a few interesting facts regarding Memorial Day and how it came to be.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, began during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle. After World War I, it came to be observed in honor of those who had died in all U.S. wars, and its name changed to Memorial Day.
While Memorial Day has spawned many different traditions within communities, it also spawned several traditions by how the government observes the day as well.
Memorial Day has its own unique flag etiquette. At sunrise, anyone flying a flag should raise the flag briskly to full-staff then slowly lower the flag to half-staff, according to Gettysburg Flag. This is to honor the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. At noon, the flag should be briskly raised to full-staff. This is to salute all of those who have served.
Another revered tradition of Memorial Day is the President of the United States placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. For decades, presidents visited the hallowed site as a way to pay tribute to all of those who died fighting for their country. In addition to laying a wreath, the president, or a dignitary in his place, will deliver an address for the nearby amphitheater.
Another tradition is the national moment of silence. At 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, Americans are asked to pause for one minute to pay tribute to America's fallen soldiers. This became official after the passage of the The National Moment of Remembrance Act in 2000.
Regardless of whatever your upcoming Memorial Day Weekend activities may be, please be safe and take a moment to reflect on the importance of this holiday.
Bottom line, when you work with us you receive not only high quality dunnage products and load securement components, but you also receive top notch customer service. We are not just order takers, we are producers of dunnage materials, and we are also customers of the companies we partner and work with, which makes us have a vested interest in protecting your cargo.
More details to come on these exciting new products and innovations. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us today!
Some voids needed corrugated dunnage that's true,
While others required dunnage air bags through and through.
So what he did in a hurry, or his name's not St. Nick
He called up Tom Franta mighty, mighty quick!
Honeycomb, strapping, dunnage bags, and more,
Superior Packaging is definitely your store.
From Tom he was able to get a custom solution
To ensure all voids were filled without any pollution.
Whether by truck or container or by rail
Tom has the expertise to prevail.
If complete load securement is what you are seeking
Have no fear and stop your shrieking
If you need to protect your cargo today
Please call International Dunnage SPC for the best way!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!
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
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.