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.

Consistent and Reliable Service at Carter Associates


We know that the materials you package are important and that is why they need to be properly stored and protected. At Carter Associates Manufacturing, we provide our customers with the best in Tuf-pack, so their products can be protected properly. 

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Why Quality Reusable Packaging Matters


If you’ve spent any amount of time managing your operation’s packaging materials, you know that quality matters. Low quality packaging materials, especially reusable packaging, can be a costly, long-term expense that eliminates many – if not all – of the benefits of using reusable packaging. In addition to this, you’ve likely dealt with customer service runarounds, replacement issues, and shipping delays. At Carter Associates, we pride ourselves on providing the industry’s best customer service and – more importantly – the market’s highest quality packaging materials.

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We Work with You Every Step of the Way


 No matter the product, we will work with you to custom manufacture it based on the specifications and requirements that need to be met. We can engineer any item, such as our corrugated plastics and dunnage to fit your product so that it remains safe through the entire transit.

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Learn More About Our Tuf-Pak Sleeves and Totes


It can be tough to find the right type of shipping containers for your business. Luckily, Carter Associates offers the most durable, cost-efficient, and customizable shipping sleeves and totes on the market with our Tuf-Pak products. 

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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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