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.
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
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.
Mankato Packaging produces the cartons that these medals are
packaged in along with the inserts they are attached to – see both pictured
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.
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
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!
“We used Mankato Packaging for our Custom Packaging Design and were pleased by the personal service we received. Mankato Packaging worked with us every step of the way in designing our new box. You gave us everything we want in a business transaction.”