Osborne installs new packing equipment after customers request ‘no peanuts’
Osborne Wood Products installed
new packing equipment that recycles
cardboard to reduce the use of packing
“peanuts” and save money.
The company invested $5,000 in
a shredding machine to turn a substan-
tial amount of salvaged cardboard, which
the company would otherwise give away,
into packing material that serves as an
alternative to formed paper or foam
Osborne’s shredder turns salvaged
cardboard into packing material.
“peanuts,” according to Tim Ramsey,
shipping supervisor. Ramsey estimated
that the money saved from previously
purchased packing material means the
shredder will pay for itself within a year.
“The number of customers requesting ‘no peanuts’ has been increasing,”
Ramsey said. “We’re spending at least
$100 a week on formed paper for packing in addition to running through a lot of
foam peanuts in packing.”
completes move to
Holz-Her U.S. Inc. completed the relocation of its Charlotte, N.C., operations to the Weinig USA facility 30
miles north in Mooresville, N.C. All of
Holz-Her’s U.S. personnel, including sales, service, software support
and leasing are now integrated into
Weinig USA, as part of the merger
strategy implemented after Weinig
acquired the company in April.
Holz-Her U.S. spare part
warehousing and distribution is fully
functional from the Mooresville site.
The showroom and demonstration
machines will be integrated into the
expanding technology center by
the end of February 2011, increasing the size of the showroom to
nearly 25,000 square feet.
For more information, contact
Rick Hannigan at 704.799.0100.