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GreenOps Ammo Customer Story

When we find a customer who is just as committed to producing products that will cause as little harm to the environment as possible, we know we have found a good fit. This is exactly what happened with GreenOps Ammo. The GreenOps team came to us in February of 2018 looking for an eco-friendly package for their ammo. Here’s more about why this company was set on eco-friendly packaging.

Based in Williamsburg VA, this startup shotgun ammunition company is revolutionizing the shotgun shell industry. Founded by a group of marine scientists, chemists, and hunters, this team had a vision of creating a shotgun shell that contained no lead and had a wad (the outer casing) that was not made of plastic. After much hard word and dedication to their vision, they succeeded: “We use wads that are non-toxic and biodegradable on land and in water (including in the ocean). Moreover, our patented technology reduces visual pollution from the get-go and provides superior patterning relative to competitive products” (GreenOps).

One of the coolest thing about these patented shotgun wads is that they biodegrade on land and in water. Unlike other shotgun shells that are advertised as biodegradable,  the GreenOps wads completely biodegrade and do so faster than the leading competition.

One big source of inspiration for the creation of these biodegradable wads is the history of shotgun wads. Before they were made with plastic, “shotgun wads were all made from biodegradable materials such as felt, cork, or cardboard” (GreenOps).

As with our commitment to using 100% recyclable materials in our packaging, GreenOps is just as committed to being environmentally conscious as we are. We are so honored to work with a company that is literally changing the game for shotgun ammunition, and cannot wait to see what they produce in the future! See our ammunition packaging below.

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Sweet Mass Production Customer Story

As we approach Veteran’s Day, we want to highlight one of our wonderful clients who honor our Veteran’s every day. Located in Providence RI, Sweet Mass Production, LLC (SMP) (dba ABandforBrothers.com) manufactures military medals that are given to troops around the world for all their accomplishments. SMP’s mission is to “raise the quality standard of your hard-earned military awards and insignia.” This women-ran company is truly uncompromising when it comes to the quality of their medals – they want the military personnel who receive their 100% American Made medals, insignia, and memorabilia to feel the quality and dedication that went into their product.

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The SMP team.

Mankato Packaging produces the cartons that these medals are packaged in along with the inserts they are attached to – see both pictured below.

All the packaging we produce for SMP is printed on 100% recycled material! Our Customer Service & Sales specialist Mackenzie Drager had the opportunity to meet the women of SMP in May 2019 to get an insider’s view of this women-run business.  Mackenzie says this team is amazing to work with because they are super responsive and appreciative of their relationship with our team.  

Mackenzie pictured second to the left.

A fun story about how we landed this amazing company as a customer. One of the four employees at the time was tasked with finding a carton supplier and she really didn’t have any idea about what she needed.  She called a few different companies and was hung-up on because she wasn’t sure how to articulate what it was that they needed.  She then found our website and called us! Mackenzie walked her through a few questions, and during the entire conversation, the SMP employee was so thankful that she wasn’t getting hung-up on again! This group is so thankful for our timeliness and responsiveness because with the Military work demands very strict deadlines. 

Learn more about the great company at ABandforBrothers.com. We also want to say Thank You to all the Veterans who have bravely and selflessly served our country!