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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.

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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Thermoformed Dunnage

Get Thermoformed Dunnage and More from Carter Associates Manufacturing


When it comes to streamlining your material handling processes, Carter Associates has the products and solutions that you need to make real, effective changes. As the industry’s go-to source for reusable packaging, shipping totes, thermoformed dunnage, and more, we have the unique ability to custom design shipping solutions that will meet your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to increase product security, reduce instances of damage, or cut down on labor costs, you can rest assured that we can help. For years, we’ve worked with our clients to help them optimize their operations, reducing costs, eliminating hassles, and increasing profits.

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Reusable Packaging

Considering Reusable Packaging? Work with the Team at Carter Associates!


If you’ve been looking to save money, decrease headaches, and better utilize your facility’s space, reusable packaging is an excellent start. With the ability to reduce both physical and labor waste, reusable packaging allows your employees to focus their attention to more profitable tasks. Because of this, you reduce costs and — best of all — increase morale, as your staff aren’t constantly struggling to manage multiple sets of duties at any given time. For over forty years, Carter Associates has worked with businesses in all market sectors to optimize their operations, improve profitability, and reduce costs.

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Shipping Totes

Take Advantage of the Benefits of Tuf-Totes, Carter Associates’ Durable Shipping Totes


When moving your internal shipments, your operation requires durable, long-lasting shipping totes. Sure, you could use a disposable solution – or one that is built from inferior materials – but the long-term costs are going to greatly outweigh the costs of simply doing it right the first time. That's why Carter Associates has created Tuf-Totes. Tuf-Totes are strong, customizable shipping totes that aren't just built to last, they're designed to be affordable. In this post, we're going to take a closer look at the benefits of utilizing our Tuf-Totes in your operation.

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