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Lessons From the Factory Floor

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary

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Want to make your products better? Start with your shop floor. Involve your employees early and often. They know how to make your products better. When companies make their employees a key part of their continuous quality improvement programs, they make superior products a reality, not a wish. 

Many companies want to make continuous quality improvement (CI) part of their standard operating procedure, but fail because they don’t include everyone in the company – from top to bottom – as active participants. Companies that have integrated this concept into their culture are the ones that continue to evolve and improve.

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How Your Customers Can Help You Build Better Machines

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2017 1:10:30 PM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary

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Want to manufacture a machine that builds customer loyalty? Make sure your customers help you build it. And then change it. And make it better. Companies that understand the critical role their customers can play in creating and improving their machines are the companies that last.

“By partnering with our customers over the years, we have been able to provide simple, safe packaging solutions that have created long-term customers. It’s a collaboration that has helped us evolve our products over our 100 year history to satisfy changing customer needs. We start by finding out what their needs are in terms of functionality, cost and production. Then, we design a product that not only meets their requirements, but also reflects their definition of machine excellence, “says Allen Crowe, Director of Engineering & Product Support for Better Packages, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intertape Polymer Group (IPG). In 2017, Better Packages, Inc. and IPG’s Central® brand of water-activated tape are jointly celebrating 100-year anniversaries.

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A Future Paved by a History of Quality

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2017 9:38:09 AM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary

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In an age of disposable everything, is there still a place for products that can last decades? Two celebrated packaging brands say “YES”. Both have focused on a tradition of excellence and longevity that has allowed them to remain relevant into the 21st century.

Better Packages, and its parent company, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) through its Central brand of water-activated tape, share a perspective on the importance of quality that is allowing them to thrive in the 21st century of electronic fulfillment.

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How Businesses Can Live to 100 and Beyond

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2016 11:51:10 AM / by Andrea Obston posted in Better Packages' 100 Year Anniversary, Corporate Longevity

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How does a company live to age 100 and beyond? At a time when the average lifespan of companies listed on the S&P 500 is only 15 years, what does it take to hit the century mark?   One company, Better Packages, Inc. knows. The company, based in Ansonia, CT, develops and markets equipment to dispense water-activated packaging tape. During 2017, the company will be celebrating their century mark.

Philip L. White, Better Packages' CEO, shared some thoughts on corporate longevity that can help businesses of all sizes outlast their competitors:

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