We celebrated a tremendous year of growth at PakSouth in 2017. Thanks to the incredible work by our team of employee’s, the support of our customer partners, and one especially successful packaging professional. Dana Hamrick, is our 2017 “Big Fish” award recipient for an excellent job landing the big ones. Dana uncovered packaging savings of over 30% for a major gear manufacturer in South Carolina. The customer had goals to reduce their packaging material spend, develop more efficient packaging methods, all without compromising product protection. With the introduction of new technologies and processes we were able to significantly reduce packaging costs, improve labor efficiencies, and provide better product protection. After a detailed analysis of their operation and packaging requirements we knew we had the right solution! We introduced NewAir inflatable packaging and semi-automatic sheeting systems from Sealed Air to replace the Ranpak paper systems currently used. We installed test systems at no charge and conducted value analysis over several months resulting in $50,000 in annual material savings alone. The icing on the cake being increased output and reduced labor costs. A major win for the customer and an immediate positive impact to their bottom line! Dana’s efforts exemplify our approach to helping our customers and just one of many successes she achieved in 2017. Way to go Dana!!!