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.

Structural Laminates

Building Temporary Cubicles, Workspaces, Booths, or Stands? You Need Structural Laminates!


If you’re looking to build out temporary workspaces, trade show booths, or outdoor stands, you’ll definitely want to look into structural laminates from Carter Associates. Built from rugged, economical corrugated plastic, they’re engineered to stand up to any application that you can throw at them. Need a water-resistant, outdoor snack stand? Or workspaces that can withstand a hectic environment? How about freestanding booths that’ll handle large amounts of traffic during a craft show? If you answered yes to any of these, you’ll be glad to know that our structural laminates can get the job done! Today, we’re going to look at a little closer at a few of the applications that they’re suited for.

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Corrugated Plastic Sleeves

Protect Your Products, Move Them Easier, and Save Money with Corrugated Plastic Sleeves


When it comes to moving your products throughout your facility, there’s no more efficient way than with the help of corrugated plastic sleeves. Aiming to replace traditional, disposable options, such as cardboard boxes, they offer a long-term, cost-efficient way to get your products from A to B. Best of all, the sleeves from Carter Associates are fully customizable! No matter the shape, size, or dimensions of your products, you can be confident that we offer – or can manufacture – a sleeve that works for you. In this post, we’re going to talk about a few of the benefits of our plastic sleeves.

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Thermoformed Dunnage

Thermoformed Dunnage, Whole Process Solutions, and More from Carter Associates


When you're looking to optimize your material handling system and protect your products from damage caused during shipping, Carter Associates can help you develop the solution that your situation demands. As the industry's most trusted source of custom reusable packaging, returnable packaging, shipping totes and dunnage, we have the ability to design and manufacture the shipping solutions that you need to run a streamlined, profitable operation. In today's post, we're going to take a closer look at some of the solutions that we offer.

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Reusable Packaging

Want to Switch to Reusable Packaging? Carter Associates Can Help!


When it comes to simple, effective upgrades that can have a drastic impact, switching to returnable packaging is one of the best options. Able to save you time, space, and money, this kind of packaging reduces waste – both physical and labor – and allows your employees to devote their time to more productive and profitable tasks. Since 1976, Carter Associates has worked with members of the industry to streamline their operations, reduce shipping costs, and improve throughput. In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at a few of the benefits of switching from disposable to returnable packaging.

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Shipping Totes

Tuf-Totes Shipping Totes Are Just Right for Your Application


Finding shipping totes that work for your operation is kind of a Goldilocks situation. You want something that’s rugged and long-lasting, but you don’t want to create undue burden on your employees with heavy, difficult-to-manage totes. You want an option that is cost-efficient, but you don’t want to cheap out by purchasing totes that only last a short while. You want totes that are versatile and able to be adapted to your operation’s needs, but you don’t want to overcomplicate the matter. So, with all of these considerations in mind, how do you find the totes that are “just right” for you, your employees, and your operation?

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Weather Resistant Signs

Get Corrugated Plastic, Weather Resistant Signs from Carter Associates’ Sign Factory


With warm weather rolling in and snow giving way to rain, people throughout Southwest Michigan are looking for durable, weather resistant signs. Whether they're being used to announce a yard sale, promote a political candidate, advertise an open house, or in any number of other ways, it's the time of year where rugged, long-lasting signs sit on every lawn, sidewalk, and storefront. But, did you know that Carter Associates offers the industry's best corrugated plastic signs? With a ton of custom options and the best pricing in town, you can be confident that our Sign Factory carries the signage that you need and – if we don't – you can be certain that we'll make it for you!

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Corrugated Plastic Sleeves

Carter Associates Offers the Industry’s Most Versatile, Rugged Corrugated Plastic Sleeves


If you’ve been searching for a new supplier of high-quality corrugated plastic sleeves, Carter Associates has you covered. For over forty years, we’ve worked to perfect our products, aiming to make them more durable, more cost-efficient, and more versatile. We truly understand the challenges that our customers face. Whether you’re moving small parts from point A to point B or you’re shipping finished products from one end of your facility to the other, you can be confident that our sleeves are up to the task. But, why should you choose Carter Associates? What benefits do we offer over our competitors? Let’s find out!

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Reusable Shipping Containers

Carter Associates Offers the Industry’s Most Durable and Reliable Reusable Shipping Containers


At Carter Associates, our goal is to provide our customers with all of the corrugated plastic dunnage, shipping totes, and reusable shipping containers that they need. The go-to source for a wide range of industries, our products have earned a reputation for their durability, longevity, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. Whether you’re looking to reassess your current internal shipping routines or you’re on the lookout for a durable, long-lasting storage solution, you can rest assured: we’ve got you covered. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few of our most popular products.

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Corrugated Plastic Signs

Carter Associates Sign Factory Offers Stunning, High-Quality Corrugated Plastic Signs


When it comes to corrugated plastic signs and dunnage, Carter Associates is the market’s leading expert! With over forty years of experience producing high-quality corrugated plastic products, we’ve branched out into several markets, including durable, long-lasting signage. Whether you’re in need of an event marker, a booster sign, or anything in between, you can be confident that our signs are up to the challenge. Screen-printed and designed for all-weather use, they’re a surefire way to spread your organization’s message and – even better – can be used, reused, and repurposed as needed!

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Reusable Packaging

Explore a Range of Quality-Driven, Cost-Effective Reusable Packaging Solutions


When it comes to reusable packaging solutions, Carter Associates is the industry’s premier provider. Whether you’re looking for thermoformed dunnage, corrugated plastic sleeves, or swift, efficient prototyping services, you can absolutely count on us to meet – or exceed – your expectations. For over forty years, we’ve been a trusted source of engineering, prototyping, and whole process solutions. Helping our clients optimize their material handling systems, we’ve earned a reputation for our thorough and customer-focused approach. In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the services we offer and – more importantly – discuss how they can benefit your operation.

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