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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.

Shipping Totes

3 Reasons to Choose Tuf-Totes Shipping Totes


Using the right shipping totes in your operation is essential, as it ensures that your products move seamlessly from point A to point B. Beyond that, though, choosing quality totes can help you save money. When you use Tuf-Totes from Carter Associates, you can be confident that you’re choosing a durable, proven solution that will withstand the rigors of your operation. Because of this, you’ll reduce your cost for materials and labor, as your employees won’t need to be tasked with assembling, breaking down, and disposing of less sturdy cardboard options.

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Corrugated Plastic Sleeves

Bolster Your Operation with Durable Corrugated Plastic Sleeves


As a way to bolster your operation’s internal shipping process, corrugated plastic sleeves are an unmatched solution. Made from a material that is vastly more durable than standard cardboard, they’re built to last and – more importantly – engineered to keep your products safe, secure, and protected from damage. Over the years, Carter Associates has worked tirelessly to improve our offerings. We know that our customers demand a higher level of protect and a more economical cost. While the upfront investment may be slightly higher than cardboard, the savings over time can be incredible. Not only do you reduce your number of resupplies, you free up your employees’ time by eliminating the need to assemble, break down, and dispose of one-time-use cardboard boxes.

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Reusable Shipping Containers

Tired of Carboard? Try Reusable Shipping Containers!


Are you dog tired of dealing with cardboard? Had one too many close calls with the box cutter? Exhausted with having to source, assemble, and recycle soggy, shredded boxes? If we’ve just described your life, you need to look into the benefits of reusable shipping containers. As a way to reduce long-term costs, improve product security, and free up your employees’ time, they absolutely cannot be beat. Whether you’re needing to ship large automotive parts or small internal components, rest assured: Carter Associates has you covered. So, let’s look a little closer at some of the products that we offer.

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Reusable Packaging

Looking for More than Reusable Packaging? Try Carter Associates’ Sign Factory!


Did you know that, in addition to high-quality reusable packaging, Carter Associates offers the industry’s best corrugated plastic signs? With the aim of providing our customers with bold, eye-catching, and customizable signage, we offer a wide range of shapes, colors, and sizes. Best of all, as the signs are made from the same materials as our dunnage, you can rest assured that they are durable and long lasting. In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at the signs that we offer and – more importantly – discuss how they can benefit your business, organization, or event.

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Reusable Packaging

The Top 3 Benefits of Reusable Packaging


When it comes to saving money, increasing space, and boosting efficiency, reusable packaging is the way to go. Able to help you move products from A to B, reusable solutions don’t just get the job done… they get the job done better! Providing better protection and safer shipping, the packaging from Carter Associates is made from corrugated plastic, ensuring that it is durable, effective, and economical. In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at the top three benefits of switching for disposable to reusable packaging.

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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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