Author Archives: Joe Kurz

Managing Price Increases in Today’s Marketplace

By: Joe Kurz, Packaging Specialist It is no secret that we are seeing increases in costs coming from every sector of the economy. All petroleum based products, including a gallon of gasoline, have risen several times in the past quarter. … Continue reading

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Learn How It’s Made in Person with a Plant Tour

By: Joe Kurz, Packaging Specialist In my free time, I enjoy visiting breweries and wineries. It is enjoyable to sample products that are the result of knowledge, effort and experience by enthusiastic individuals producing these liquid refreshments. Often, a tour … Continue reading

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Business Partner versus Material Supplier, Choosing Value Over Price

By: Joe Kurz, Packaging Specialist I had an interesting meeting with one of our long time packaging distributor customers this week. As in many cases, we are not their sole EPS packaging supplier of record. The meeting was to inform … Continue reading

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Here We Grow Again!

By: Joe Kurz, Packaging Specialist    At the time of writing this, our ACH Foam Technologies facility located in Gainesville, GA is a week away from receiving its Certificate of Occupancy for a new, large addition that has been built … Continue reading

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Does EPS Bead Size Really Matter?

By: Joe Kurz, Packaging Specialist As the nations  2nd largest processor of expanded polystyrene bead, ACH Foam Technologies runs many different beads sizes through its facilities. These sizes vary depending on the intended usage. While our Lost Foam operations in … Continue reading

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