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Lawmakers Highlight Supply Chain Concerns Amid Pandemic

sourced from Transportation TopicsHouse lawmakers recently pointed to the need for enhancing the manufacturing environment for products and equipment to avoid future disruptions along supply chains affected during the coronavirus pandemic.At a House Ways...

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Harvest Hits Stride in Louisiana

behalf of; USA Rice <riceinfo@usarice.com>By Kane WebbLAKE CHARLES, LA -- Louisiana's rice harvest is gaining momentum following rains that swept across the southern part of the state as a result of Hurricane Hanna's pass through the Gulf Coast...

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The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Brought to you by USA Rice  USMCA Enters Into Force, NAFTA Nixed   By Peter Bachmann WASHINGTON, D.C. - The modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) replacement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially enters into force today. The NAFTA...

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Top 7 Benefits Of Local Sourcing

original post https://blog.thomasnet.com/top-benefits-of-local-sourcingConsumer landscapes are continuing to change while businesses are adjusting for the new normal. Manufacturers and industrial companies across the world are working hard to maintain and strengthen...

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USDA updates Ag Transportation Open Data Platform

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on June 1 notified the NGFA that it has released an upgraded version of its free Agricultural Transportation Open Data Platform, which enables users to access and customize rail, truck,...

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COVID-19 E-commerce boom, How we can help!

These days, most of us are at home practicing the “shelter in place” measure due the COVID-19 outbreak.  Many of us are also electing the convenient option of online shopping, and this is changing how stores and distribution centers operate. So how can you capitalize...

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COVID-19 AFFECTING IMPORT LEAD TIMES

The COVID-19 Pandemic is causing a lot of worry and frustration for customers needing products NOW! There is a great strain on manpower causing uncertainty in manufacturing facilities and in the shipping industry. In many cases around the world, entire countries are...

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Happy Friday News: Louisiana Crop Gets Going

Louisiana Crop Gets Going   By Kane Webb LAKE CHARLES, LA -- While things have slowed down across the country because of COVID-19, the last week and a half was busy for rice farmers in southwest Louisiana.  Planting is underway, and moving quickly according to Dr....

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Blog Share: 4 ways COVID-19 may impact feed production

4 ways COVID-19 may impact feed production The world is battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and, in the short and long term, the global animal feed industry will soon navigate the fallout. Animal protein demand The extent to which COVID-19 will...

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Packaging Machinery Market to Grow

CLICK TO BROWSE OUR SELECTION OF PACKAGING MACHINERY Packaging Machinery Market to Grow 4.5% Annually Through 2023 [Report] brought to you by ThomasNet.com, Mike Hockett A new market research report is forecasting healthy annual growth for the global packaging...

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A taste of home in Washington D.C.

JohnPac is lucky to be apart of the rich heritage and carnival season that is Mardi Gras.  Our headquarters are firmly set in Crowley Louisiana near the heart of Cajun Country.  We are glad to hear news about celebrating Mardi Gras all over. The annual Mardi Gras...

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Lupine in Feed? An Untapped Protein Resource

Sweet lupines, that look similar to road side Bluebonnets, could be a rich source of protein.  Their seeds are classified as a legume. The legume category boasts peanuts and soybeans as part of this protein rich family of crops. This is a plant pet food markets are...

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Reporting for Combustible Dust (FIBC NEWS)

brought to you by AFIA.ORGEnvironmental Reporting: EPCRA Tier II Reporting for Combustible DustThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2017 changed the Tier II reporting requirements and format under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act...

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Protect your grains with bug prevention bags

Bugs equal LossIt is no secret that bugs are the sworn enemy of grain storage. Warehousing your bagged grain product for months without insect protection is gambling with your profits. Bugs can eat through the most resilient materials, even foil or plastic lined...

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Reasons to Make Us Your Trusted Vendor

In the world of supply chain, there are two avenues of vendor strategy.  One strategy is that you can work with a lot of different vendors.  The appeal to sourcing from a lot of different vendors can be supply assurance. The meaning is that you have a plan B or plan C...

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Japan approves “phase one” trade agreement with U.S.

National Grain and Feed Association, By Max Fisher, Vice President of Economics and Government Relations https://www.ngfa.org/newsletter/japan-approves-phase-one-trade-agreement-with-u-s/After Japan’s legislative body ratified “phase one” of the U.S.-Japan trade...

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Fortified Rice Now Used in 25 Countries

Fortified Rice Now Used in 25 Countries   By Sarah Moran WASHINGTON, DC -- The 2019 fiscal year (that ended on September 30) was a stellar year for rice in food aid, with coverage expanding to 25 countries.  U.S. rice is also being used in all major U.S. government...

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Consider Our BOPP Bags For Pet Food And Pet Litter

Article Credit: Tony Uphoff Nov 11, 2019 67% of U.S. households own at least one pet, says the American Pet Products Association and that figure is growing annually. Considering pet owners spend an average of $1200 a year on their furry friends, it’s no surprise the...

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GROWING YOUR BUSINESS: LEARN ABOUT EXPORT RISKS

Ready to grow your business outside of the U.S.?  Exporting can be lucrative but also risky. Check out this HOW TO GUIDE for navigating the water of international business. (Blog provided by ThomasNet.com and author Kristin Manganello.) The global export market...

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IN OUR BACKYARD

Starting Rice Farming Education Early in LouisianaUSA RiceBy Kane WebbKAPLAN, LOUISIANA - Last week, Julie and Christian Richard opened their farm and shop to host the first-grade class from the St. Michael School of Crowley, Louisiana. Class and family member Saul...

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BRANDING ON INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING

Marketing and BrandingIndustrial packaging can be used for more than transporting your product. You should consider printing your logo on your packaging to grab the attention of your target market. Think of your packaging as a mobile billboard. Everyone...

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News: China buying soybeans, wheat ahead of trade talks

China is buying more U.S. agricultural commodities ahead of the next round of trade talks scheduled to begin Oct. 10 in Washington.Chinese buyers purchased more than 1.5 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans last week, according to data from the U.S....

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FDA Launches Online Tool Measuring FSMA Data

This week, the Food and Drug Administration launched a new online dashboard to help measure progress made in the regulatory oversight of food safety issues and the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The new Food Safety Dashboard is part of...

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Take a look: JohnPac made Slings loading Bulk Bags

JohnPac works with customers to make custom solutions.  For example, take a look at our slings being used to load bulk bags filled with rice in the picture above.  This is being operated at the Port of Lake Charles where these FIBCs of rice are being...

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UPS Expands Self-Driving Semi Partnership

Click Here: Watch full ThomasNet Industry Update on UPS Expands Self-Driving Semi Partnership. Operating a shipping and logistics company in the age of Amazon has spawned new pressures that force organizations to be more aggressive in pursuing potential competitive...

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Tariffs Won’t Affect our bulk bags

List 4 Tariffs for China Won't Affect our bulk bags or any of our woven polypropylene products. Beginning on September 1, 2019 10% tariffs will begin on List 4 for Chinese produced products.  The list includes bulk bags. In addition, there is a 8.4% duty. If...

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Are you ready to automate your packaging?

Your company is doing well. You are selling goods as fast as you can make them. It doesn't seem like you can get the orders out fast enough. One option is to hire more hands to solve your output problem, but that would increase your overhead indefinitely. The...

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print on your bulk bags

  Attention Contractors!   Demand for construction is steadily on the rise. Data from Thomasnet.com shows by a rate of 29% annually. Take advantage by printing on your bulk bags with us! It is a great way to market and inform your customers. Need bulk bags with...

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Pamalia Moss Celebrates 46 Years with JonnPac!

  Happy Work Anniversary to Pamalia Mosa. Pamalia has been with JohnPac for 46 YEARS! She joined our work family in April of 1973 back when Mitchell John (company founder) was the owner. If you’ve met Pamalia, you’d never forget the experience 🙂 A robust...

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Let us be your source for slip sheets.

JohnPac carries slip sheets in a variety of sizes and thickness both in fiberboard and corrugated materials. We also can customize your slip sheet size. Slip sheets are a great solution if you want to maximize your delivery quantity by effectively using more container...

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Car Club Toured JohnPac

Happy Friday! We truly are having a special day at JohnPac HQ with our special visitors from the “Antique Automobile Club of America” who have come to enjoy a tour of our plant and distribution center. Enjoy some pictures from today.

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JohnPac at Texas Grain and Feed Show in Austin!

JohnPac is at the Texas Grain and Feed Show in Austin!   Visit Us at booth 306 at the Hilton Austin Airport. Taylor and Roger have expert advice on all of our woven polypropylene bags and industrial packaging supplies and goodies to share with you. We are manufacture...

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Servicing Lantech® Equipment

Servicing Lantech® Equipment Meet Jason, he is our Lantech® certified in-house technician. You may see Jason if you ever need help with servicing your stretch wrapping equipment. With JohnPac, you get customer service long after you purchase from us. We understand the...

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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR DELIVERY FLEET!

Truck delivery shortage? No problem for JohnPac with our fleet of 14 delivery trucks! Due to online shopping demand and retiring truck drivers, shipping charges will serge as demand goes up.  We offer a solution!  When you order a minimum of $750 worth of...

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When to use Perforated Woven Bags!

  Perforated versus non-perforated woven polypropylene bags Which is right for your product? Packaging needs to protect your product from damage in transportation, look good on the retail shelf, and also preserve your product’s freshness, especially when that...

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Is your pail UN rated for Liquids?

  Are you sure your pail is UN rated for Liquids? Get the right pail for your product!   Pails are a great inexpensive solution for packaging all sorts of versatile products ­– solids, powders, viscous oils, and thin liquids — the list can go on. But with the...

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JohnPac’s bags in the IRAQ rice market.

  We are a Proud American Manufacturer, but our reach is global. Walk around our manufacturing plant and distribution facility and you will find art printed on our bags in Spanish, Cantonese, and Arabic languages just to name a few. Today our plant is busy...

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JohnPac is a FIBCA member. Here is what FIBCA does.

  JohnPac is a FIBCA member. The Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association (FIBCA) is an organization that regulates bulk bag bodies, designs, safety, and more.  Through FIBCA, we continue to educate ourselves on all the latest technology, trends, and...

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Hurricane Season is still active in October

  A Although fall is here, the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and mid Atlantic are still warm.  We are keeping a watch on Hurricane Michael and have sand bags steadily in production as well as FIBCs that can redirect flood waters by serving as barrier....

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Fall Burlap Sale

It’s Fall! Time for pumpkin patches, crafts, apple picking, sack races, and more? Your favorite bag & pack company has you covered.    

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The Powder Show 2018

Update: Thank you Charlotte, NC and The Powder Show for hosting us this week.  It was great to meet other professionals in the industry.     JohnPac is looking forward to The Powder Show in Charlotte, NC this week.  Stop by our booth the say...

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Fall Sales Meeting 2018

We have a dedicated staff here at JohnPac.  Always looking to satisfy our customers’ needs, we met this week for our annual Fall Sales Meeting to discuss new packaging options and improvements.    

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Overstock Packaging Sale!

We have great deals on high volume inventory including slip sheets, boxes, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, and pails. Overstock Packaging Sale! Call 1-866-916-BAGS (2247) FOR DISCOUNT PRICE INFORMATION   Item # PPE4.25WH-FT: 4.25 Gallon White Flame Pails Item # PPL5YL:...

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OVERSTOCK SALE! GREAT DEALS ON BULK BAGS

  Overstock Bulk Bag Sale! Call 1-866-916-BAGS (2247) FOR DISCOUNT PRICE INFORMATION   Item # BB6P363648OSH00D:  U-panel bulk bag body, 36″L x 36″ W x 48″ H, holds up to 3000 lbs., Safety Factor 5:1, Bag Top: spout open with tie tape...

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JohnPac is now on Amazon!

JohnPac is on Amazon! Have you seen our GREAT DEALS on Bulk Bags? Type “JohnPac” into your Amazon search. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=johnpac&rh=i:aps,k:johnpac

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JohnPac named Outstanding Community Contributor

JohnPac was recognized as the 2017-2018 Outstanding Community Contributor due to their support of the Ross Head Start Center in Crowley, Louisiana. Mary Ellen Henry, JohnPac CEO, receives award from La’Quinta Fontenot, Ross Head Start Center Educator

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U.S. Anti-Dumping Duties Target Exports from Vietnam

Members of the global manufacturing and shipping industries face a fluctuating and unpredictable economic landscape when it comes to international trade regulations. Business leaders must stay actively informed about regulatory developments around the world so they...

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JohnPac Feature On KATC

  It’s no secret that south Louisiana is well-educated on natural disasters, and how to handle the aftermath, like flooding. So, it comes as no surprise when similar circumstances happen in other areas of the country, a Louisiana-based company comes to the...

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1000 Days Without a LTA!

Today, for the first time, the employees of JohnPac achieved a significant milestone by working 1,000 days without incurring a lost time accident (LTA)! Congratulations to all! For almost three years, employees have safely worked day after day such that they were able...

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Advantages of Custom Bopp Bags

In the early 1950’s, JohnPac Inc. made its debut. Owned and operated by Mitchell John, JohnPac began supplying the rice industry with burlap and cotton bags. In 1980, Mitchell’s sons Peter and David John, became joint owners and expanded into the industrial packaging...

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VP Sales & Marketing-West Div

Jim Lancaster, VP Sales and Marketing at JohnPac, has had an entrepreneur spirit his entire life. Soon after graduating from the University of Houston with a degree in Business Administration (BA) focusing in Finance, Jim and his brother, Herb Lancaster, built...

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JohnPac’s New Addition Darren Ivicevich

JohnPac would like introduce everyone to their new Sales Representative, Darren Ivicevich. Joining the JohnPac team in July of 2016, Darren brings a strong sales background with a 25-year history of tremendous success in the Oil & Gas Industry.  He has been...

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JohnPac Opens Texas Division

During our annual sales meeting there was much discussion around adaptation and how adapting to an individual’s environment allows for sales growth and synergies. At the macro level – JohnPac’s efforts to adapt includes expanding into new markets and product...

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Pecan Island School Lodge

Need a little JohnPac relaxation? Check out JohnPac’s own retreat of leisure, hunting, fishing and more at the Pecan Island School Lodge. JohnPac offers this private lodge for peaceful tranquility and enjoyment for customers and their families. The newly renovated...

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JohnPac’s Annual Sales Meeting

Front row: Hans Peckhaus, Marlo Touchet, Linda Finley, Mary Ellen Henry, Courtney Knight, Carmela Testa, Camille Broussard, Jeremy Pritchard, Hunter Brown. Middle row: David Purdum, Gunner Aker, Robin Seibert, Taylor Gray, James Cannon, Ronnie Vienne, Jim Lancaster,...

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Worms Are Not Just For Fishing

Stanford University and Beihang University in China claim to have a solution to the growing plastic problem. That solution is worms. Only about 10% of all plastic produced is recycled. Millions of tons enter the environment every year, which leads to water...

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Pork Chop

Last September, JohnPac gained a new co-worker when a stray male cat with a wonky ear showed up and refused to leave. At first, he would run away when you approached him, then, once he felt a little more comfortable, he would run toward you and hiss. He wanted to make...

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Schilling with Vienne is a Buzz

In late February, JohnPac sent one of their Customer Service Representatives, Courtney Knight, with Ronnie Vienne, our Sales Manager, to make a sales call with a valued customer in Lafayette, LA, called Schilling Distributing. It’s always great to have local...

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JohnPac Sand Bags to the Rescue

On Friday, March 11, 2016, JohnPac’s CEO, Mary Ellen Henry received a phone call from the State’s emergency management team at 12:30 p.m. for sand bags due to the flooding in Louisiana. JohnPac’s warehouse team quickly came together to get the job done. Around 5:15...

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JohnPac goes to Michoud Assembly Facility

On February 3rd our CEO, Mary Ellen Henry, participated in a field trip with the MePol CEO Roundtable group to the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. This must be one of the best kept secrets in the USA. Michoud is a world class manufacturing facility with over...

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JP’S Bucket List

Here at JohnPac, we pride ourselves on having extensive selections of inventory in all the packaging categories. The same holds true for our list of buckets or pails, as they are commonly called for marketability’s sake. The list of possible pail and lid combinations...

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Problem? The Solution: Paper Bags

JohnPac, Inc. would like to be your supplier of Multi-wall paper bags. A few of the bags we can supply; Pasted Valve Bags Typical Application: Limestone, Cement, Resin Sewn Bags Typical Application: Feed Pinch Bottom Bags Typical Application: Resin, Pharmaceuticals...

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JohnPac has the sand bags for you!

Take control of this warm and rainy winter. JohnPac supplies reliable, Department of Defense approved sand bags, as well as generic white, to keep you and your business dry. Start off the New Year with JohnPac’s flood barriers. JohnPac carries a significant volume in...

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JohnPac Goes Back to School

JohnPac recently hosted students from Ascension Episcopal School’s Downtown campus at our plant on Monday October 19th, 2015. The students in attendance are in the after school program. Our Plant Manager, Dan Schmit, gave an overview of our operation and fielded...

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Slip Sheets

Corrugated. Fiberboard. Cardboard. Slip Sheets are thin pallet-sized sheets commonly made of corrugated, fiberboard and cardboard. Slip sheets act as pallet support devices offering economical material handling solutions during transportation. JohnPac...

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Steel Strapping

JohnPac supplies steel strapping, tools, and accessories that provide reliable pallet unitization solutions for a wide range of industry-specific applications. Our high-quality, domestic steel strapping offers numerous options for dependability, securing and...

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PACK EXPO’s 20th anniversary in Las Vegas

JohnPac had the pleasure of exhibiting during PACK EXPO’S 20th anniversary in Las Vegas. The show represents the absolute latest innovations and leads the trends in the processing and packaging industry. JohnPac booth featured packaging products manufactured at...

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JohnPac to be at Pack Expo in Las Vegas September 28-30

JohnPac, Inc., a U.S. company serving and supplying customers worldwide, manufactures woven polypropylene small bags, BOPP bags and bulk bags to your requested specifications. In addition to our manufacturing operation, JohnPac, Inc. stocks an ample amount of...

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Red River Relief

JohnPac is always available with sandbags to assist with flood fighting anywhere in the USA. We were put to the task Saturday, June 6th and easily met the request from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security for Louisiana. People depend on us and we make...

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Meet Roscoe!

Roscoe is the dog of one of our delivery drivers, Herbert Moore. Herbert lives near the plant and most days, Roscoe follows him to work. Sometimes Roscoe will even follow the delivery truck Hebert drives until he gets too tired. Then he’ll just come back to the...

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