Woodruff Grows Management Team with New Plant Manager
Richmond, Indiana, February 17, 2016 – Woodruff Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reusable, returnable and recyclable plastic shipping containers, point of purchase displays and retail packaging, recently announced the appointment of Todd Gray as plant manager at the company’s Richmond facility. Woodruff, a division of Primex Plastics, is headquartered in Richmond, Indiana.
Gray, who most recently was the production manager NSK Corporation’s Liberty, Ind. facility, will be responsible for all manufacturing operations and personnel and will report to operations manager Chris Helms. Gray was with NSK for 19 years, where he quickly rose through the ranks and directed a team of 140.
“Woodruff is expanding rapidly,” according to Helms, “and we needed a seasoned professional like Todd to keep us moving forward. We are concentrating on new solutions for our customers and we required someone with Todd’s experience in a high-volume environment”.
According to Primex Plastics HR Director Darin Dubbs, “The need for a well-rounded production veteran was significant in our search. We feel we now have the right person to solidify our management team at Woodruff. This recruiting process is consistent with our ongoing efforts to continuously improve our human capital throughout our organization”.
“Woodruff is known for the quality of our products, but I see a lot of opportunity to expand our operation and offer our customers solutions they haven’t even thought of yet,” said Helms. “To aid our expansion, we are adding two new pieces of die-cutting equipment and an in-line converting machine which improves our ability to get products to the market much faster.”
With a recent emphasis on sustainability, manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce waste by deploying reusable and recyclable packaging. Woodruff offers instant green solutions and cost savings to anyone shipping raw materials, components or finished goods.
From pellet to package, Woodruff does it all! Packaging, shipping containers, logistics, storage and point of sale, are just a few of our specialties. As part of the Primex Plastics “One Company” family of companies which includes O’Neil Color & Compounding, Woodruff offers a full production lifecycle from raw materials and design through prototyping and recycling. For more information, call (800) 935-2990 or visit www.primexfabrication.com.
Woodruff Corporation Joins Reusable Packaging Association Efforts
Tampa, FL, Nov. 18, 2015 – Woodruff Corpororation has joined the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), adding their expertise to the association’s mission of expanding the use and value of reusable packaging systems. Woodruff Corporation designs and manufactures reusable, returnable, and recyclable corrugated plastic packaging.
“We are dedicated to helping the market understand the value, efficiencies, and environmental impact of reusable packaging,” said Doug Borgsdorf, Business Unit Director of Woodruff Corporation. “We believe that partnering with the RPA will help us broaden the reach of our message while supporting the RPA’s efforts to educate the marketplace.”
The growth in RPA membership expands the association’s scope and knowledge base in the transport packaging market, enabling RPA to more broadly represent and serve the common interests of the reusable industry. “We are thrilled to have Woodruff join our advocacy for reusable packaging systems,” said Tim Debus, RPA President. “The RPA team is excited to work with them on our industry initiatives that demonstrate why reusable packaging is the preferred choice for higher-performing, lower-cost, and more sustainable supply chains.”
About Woodruff Corporation
Woodruff offers a full line of custom packaging, handling, shipping, and storage solutions for virtually every industry. Its products include containers, product protection, material handling, and point-of-sale displays made from corrugated plastic, foam, and other materials. As part of the Primex Plastics “One Company” partnership, consisting of Woodruff, Primex and O’Neil Color & Compounding, Woodruff offers a full range of materials, compounds, and configurations for virtually every packaging need from raw materials through recycling. www.primexfabrication.com
About the Reusable Packaging Association
The Reusable Packaging Association is the trade organization for suppliers and users of reusable packaging products and services. RPA represents the common business interests of material providers, manufacturers, poolers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers who benefit from the environmental, improved handling, and economic attributes of reusable packaging. The RPA serves as the collective voice of the industry and promotes the adoption of reusable packaging throughout supply chains. For more information, visit http://www.reusables.org or call (813) 358-5327.
Woodruff Installs Precision Cutting Capabilities for Plastic Containers
Richmond, Indiana – Woodruff Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reusable, recyclable plastic shipping containers, point of purchase displays and retail packaging, is pleased to announce the addition of precision cutting capabilities to its Richmond, Indiana production facility. Woodruff is a division of Primex Plastics, also headquartered in Richmond.
Woodruff has created a separate facility within their plant centered on the Wardjet-2543 Pure Water & Abrasive Waterjet machine which features linear positional accuracy of +/- 0.08mm (0.003″) per axis, 5-axis cutting, drilling and tapping in a wide variety of materials.
According to Woodruff General Manager Doug Borgsdorf, “We are making a substantial investment in equipment and personnel in order to provide this new service for our customers. This will allow more capabilities and faster service for our complete packaging solutions.”
With a recent emphasis on sustainability, manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce waste by deploying reusable and recyclable packaging. Woodruff offers instant green solutions and cost savings to any company shipping raw materials, components or finished goods.
For more information on Woodruff’s full line of products visit us at Pack Expo 2014, Lakeside Upper Hall, booth 6648 or www.primexfabrication.com or call 800-935-2990.