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Warehouse Manager Lauro Moreno Comments on New WMS System

We’ve been making a lot of changes here at Colony in the last 12 months. We went full force last January implementing a new ERP system which set us up for a warehouse management system (WMS). In October we launched our first ever WMS system while simultaneously welcoming some new team members to our warehouse and transitioning roles of existing members. We sat down with Lauro Moreno, our Warehouse Manager, to talk about some of those changes. Lauro came to us in 2019 after fellow co-worker Randy mentioned it to…

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When the Olympics Give the World a Lesson on Corrugated

This weekend marks the start of the Olympics and like most things these last couple years the Olympic Village, or more specifically, the beds the athletes will be sleeping in look completely different than past games. If you haven’t heard throughout the media the athletes were supplied with corrugated bed frames in Tokyo’s mission to make these games the most eco-friendly yet. It’s no surprise athletes like volleyballer Kelsey Robinson have been putting those beds to the test in durability by jumping and body slamming themselves into the frames to…

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Blown vs Cast Stretch Film

Stretch film comes in varying gauges, lengths, chemical make-ups, colors and can be used in numerous applications. Not all stretch film works on all loads and for all applications. One interesting variable and starting point for stretch films is deciding between blown or cast manufacturing processes. But first, if you are unsure of the differences between shrink and stretch start with this blog post. Blown stretch film is created by blowing heated resin out vertically into a bubble. The bubble is then transformed into rolls while it is cooled by…

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Equipment Highlight: Orion Sentry LP Stretch Wrapper

Orion Packaging has a deep line of stretch wrappers. With the (still pending) 2020 PackExpo in Chicago coming up quickly it had us thinking about some of our finds in 2018. Orion debuted their newest Sentry iteration during the expo and it remains one of the best entry-level wrappers on the market for its low price, reliability, and onboard pre-stretch capabilities. Check out some of the key features for the LP and HP versions: 200% powered prestretch film carriage: Helps you save on film costs and give you a superior…