News & Events

From recent developments in the design of reusable packaging and returnable containers to new manufacturing methods for creating durable, long-lasting sleeves and dunnage, Carter Associates aims to stay current will all of the latest industry news. To stay up-to-date with our interests and progress, be sure to visit this page often as we are always seeking ways to expand our knowledge and improve our products.

Who is Carter Associates MFG?


Carter Associates was founded in 1976 by Mr. Lloyd Carter and began as a service company selling plastic parts and tools. At this point we were using external custom molders and toolmakers to manufacture our molds and parts.

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Thermoformed Packing, Dunnage, And Pallets Available


Carter Associate’s thermoformed packing, dunnage, and pallets are an ideal way to safely ship or store your items. With our reusable and recyclable options made to last, it is a perfect way to assure that your product will remain in its original form.

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Corrugated Plastic Signs

Carter Associates Also Offers Customizable Corrugated Plastic Signage!


In addition to our plastic sleeves, thermoformed dunnage and durable shipping totes, Carter Associates also offers a wide range of corrugated plastic signage. Whether you're looking to promote an upcoming booster event or you've got a political campaign that you need to advertise, the Carter Sign Factory has the supplies you need to create stunning, eye-catching signs! In this post, we're going to take a quick look at some of the different signage options available through Carter Associates.

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Plastic Corrugated Dunnage

Protect Your Products with Plastic Corrugated Dunnage


If you've been looking for ways to protect your products, whether it's during storage or transit, we're confident that Carter Associates' plastic corrugated dunnage is the solution that you've been looking for. With a range of custom styles available, we have assisted countless clients in securing their products and safeguarding them during shipping. And, with a number of configurations possible, from low tolerance layer pads to high tolerance corrugated assemblies, we're certain that we can create dunnage that will directly address your specific needs.

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Corrugated Plastic Sleeves

Optimize Your Shipping With Durable Corrugated Plastic Sleeves


If you’re looking to expedite your operation’s internal shipping routines, corrugated plastic sleeves are a time-tested, proven solution. Lasting much longer than cardboard, they can be used — and reused — in conditions and environments that cardboard isn’t capable of standing up to. This durability ensures that you save money, as you won’t need to continually replace them, break them down, and task employees with the job of disposing of them. Best of all, they afford your products even more protection than standard, cardboard shipping containers, ensuring that they get from A to B in a safe, secure, and efficient manner.

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Reusable Shipping Containers

Ditch Cardboard for Good and Save Money with Reusable Shipping Containers


As a way to save money, reduce hassle, and improve efficiency, reusable shipping containers are a time-tested solution. Cardboard is messy, unpredictable, doesn’t offer much protection, and — frankly — costs way too much in the long run. Why waste money continually re-upping your supply of containers that you’re going to throw away? Why risk shipping your products in boxes that offer all the protection of, well, cardboard? When you choose reusable solutions from Carter Associates, you’re arming your employees with the tools they need to keep your products safe, increase productivity, and — most of all — save money.

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Corrugated Plastic Signage

Love Our Reusable Packaging? Check Out Our Corrugated Plastic Signs!


Carter Associates isn’t just the go-to destination for reusable packaging, we also sell the industry’s best corrugated plastic signs! Able to help you create memorable, customized signage, we manufacture signs in a huge range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Constructed from the same high-quality plastic that our packaging is made from, our signs are built to endure the Midwest’s unpredictable weather. Durable, lightweight, and highly customizable, our signs are an easy choice for realtors, political campaigns, golf courses, sports boosters, and much, much more.

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Reusable Packaging

A Look at 3 Major Reasons to Switch to Reusable Packaging


As a way to save money and streamline your operation’s shipping, reusable packaging is a proven, surefire solution that will deliver results. Utilized by countless companies across the globe, reusable packaging is a cost-efficient option offers increased durability, improved product security, and more. The packaging available from Carter Associates is made from corrugated plastic, which guarantees better protection than cardboard and promises substantial savings over time. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss three of the major benefits of switching to reusable packaging.

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Structural Laminates

Implementing Social Distancing? Try Structural Laminates from Carter Associates!


At a time where employers are looking to keep their employees separated, it’s more important than ever to build out isolated, one-employee stations. By using structural laminates from Carter Associates, you can build temporary – or even permanent – cubicles that keep your workers separated and, more importantly, safe. Manufactured from durable, long-lasting corrugated plastic, our structural laminates can be used to create outdoor booths, indoor cubicles, and more. In today’s post, we’re going to look at the benefits of using our products to help you implement social distancing measures at your office.

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Shipping Totes

Need Durable Shipping Totes? There’s No Better Option than Tuf-Totes from Carter Associates


If you've been searching for long-lasting, rugged shipping totes, you've come to the right place. Tuf-Totes from Carter Associates are the strongest, most customizable shipping totes on the market. Beyond that, they are designed to be affordable, helping you experience immediate savings on your internal shipping costs and, more importantly, save on long-term costs. Why bother with disposable solutions that more expensive and less effective? In today's post, we're going to examine how you can maximize the benefits of our Tuf-Totes in your operation.

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