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The Maple Dude Customer Story

Maple syrup is a staple in almost every American kitchen. It is a beloved condiment that goes great on your classic pancakes and waffles, but the vision of our customer The Maple Dude takes syrup from the kitchen to the trails. The Maple Shot is a 1 oz. pack of 100% pure Wisconsin maple syrup that you can bring with you anywhere. It’s perfect for hiking, camping, or to throw in your purse for a quick on the go energy boost! We are proud to create the paperboard packaging for this delicious product!

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Tim Sternitzky, owner of The Maple Dude, took his passion for harvesting maple syrup that was passed down for generations in his family, and created this company dedicated to a superior product. Learn more about the passion and vision that drives this amazing company in this video.

Our relationship with The Maple Dude team is a perfect example of what a successful partnership should look like. Our sales rep, Mariah Wolfe, who works with The Maple Dude shares some insight on our relationship: “Working with Juliet for The Maple Shot project has been seamless! She is very quick to reach and is always thorough and clear. We couldn’t be happier that she called and were excited to have the opportunity to bring their display carton to life. I’ve learned so much from The Maple Dude website and YouTube channel about the process and equipment used for their products. Their YouTube videos are entertaining and hilarious! Definitely a company to watch!”

Our contact Juliet at The Maple Dude was kind enough to share some words about her relationship with our team: “The team at Mankato was great to work with.  They made us feel like they were excited about the product and project direction. They were always polite and friendly, had fast response times and worked with us to offer solutions while understanding the needs of a small business. Competitive pricing and offering options such as recycled materials were important to us. Mankato delivered on this as well as a quality product.”

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This company truly exemplifies a brand that is true to themselves and puts the quality and representation of their product first. By doing this, they are able to create the successful company culture and growth that they aim to achieve. We are honored to be a small part of this and look forward to watching all of their innovative to come in the future! Shop their Maple Shots on Amazon today!

Banks Outdoors’ Customer Story

Banks Outdoors has been a Mankato Packaging customer since March of 2018. This incredible company is based out of Cannon Falls, MN and manufactures hunting blinds, ice houses, deer feeders, and more products for lovers of the hunting and outdoors.

Banks Outdoors first reached out to us because there were looking to start selling some replacement parts for their hunting blinds in stores and needed packaging to do so. We custom designed packaging solutions for their replacement curtain kits, stealth screens and a storage shelf. 

To minimize back and forth on size, we were able to get product samples from the Banks team to ensure that the packaging dimensions fit their products perfectly! For the larger shelf sleeve, our maximum sheet size limited our capabilities, and we couldn’t design a carton to fit this product. So we brainstormed a solution that would showcase and protect the product. The solution was a custom sleeve created with as much print surface as possible for graphics to catch the attention of Banks’ customers. Check out the images below to see the sleeve in production!

These products are printed in four color process (CMYK) with a matte finish. Contact us to learn more about our process and to get a quote for your own custom packaging project!