Category: Advocacy

IPS President donates 1.25 million in scholarships to High Point University

Scholarships generously donated from Jerry Murdock Our President, Jerry Murdock has generously donated 1.25 million dollar in scholarship funds to High Point University. Jerry is an alumnus of High Point, graduating from High Point College in 1962. He and his wife Joan are pledging the money to the Jerry W. and Joan S. Murdock Endowed Scholarship, which supports students in need of financial assistance. “I came to High Point College with a full scholarship and didn’t have to pay for anything.

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Packaging waste remains major concern among industry leaders

Among the many issues that affect packing products companies, packaging waste remains a major one.

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Supply chain sustainability: save money and Mother Earth

What do the numbers 500 million, 2 billion, 7.6 billion, and $6 billion have in common with the supply chain? Give up? Wood pallets. Each year, we produce 500 million new wooden pallets and on any given day there are 2 billion wooden pallets in circulation.  Approximately 7.6 billion board feet of lumber is used annually to build these pallets equating to $6 billion in annual sales for the lumber industry, building the pallets that are used for shipping, storage, and distribution within the

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Sustaining service men and women around the world: packaging the food that feeds our troops

In honor of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, I thought it appropriate to take a minute to thank them for their service. But since this is also a blog dedicated to packaging, I figured that I’d find something packaging related to talk about too. So, I ran across an article about the US Army working on a redesign of MRE packaging. MREs are Meals Ready to Eat and are the lifeblood of keeping our military personnel nourished when on deployment, especially

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