Many of our customers have met Simon Mangos. He has come a long way in the last 2 years and has become Shepherd’s highest performing sales representative. He exemplifies the technical sales approach to growing our business.
Unless he is prodded into it, Simon won’t talk about his career in hockey. In life before Shepherd he spent 12 very successful years playing US college and professional hockey here and in the UK. You can go to this (link) for his career stats but here are the highlights:
- League title with Brampton Capitals and All Star MVP
- League title at Ferris University and made the all conference team
- All Star while in Manchester, England (yes they have a pro league there)
- League title in Shreveport his last year and finalist for defenceman of the year
- 3 items in the Hockey Hall of Fame
If you were one of the 25 people who attended the latest Shepherd Thermoforming Seminar you witnessed Simon’s thermoforming knowledge in his 90 minute presentation. His ambition and drive was evident in 2005 when he was first hired for the summer in our Engineering department. He realized at that time that hockey was not a life-long career for him and had completed courses at Humber College in CAD. Five years later he contacted us and the rest as they say, is history.
Simon is an All Star with Shepherd Thermoforming now. Give him a call and he will talk hockey with you for hours. And yes he has played with guys that we now see in the NHL like Chris Kunitz playing for the Canadian Olympic team. 905-459-4545 ext. 233 or email@example.com.
Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging has been ISO certified for over 15 years. We take our certification very seriously. Recently, Shepherd passed the renewal audit for ISO 2001:2008. Intertek Testing Services is the registrar and can validate our certificate by visiting http://www.intertek.com/business-assurance/certificate-validation/. Shepherd’s certificate number: 4543-3.
This certification renewal is thru to September 2016.
Shepherd Thermoforming has hosted a seminar and plant tour every year for 6 years. A record number of people took advantage of this year’s event led by Technical Sales Rep, Simon Mangos at the new hotel venue across the road from the plant.
After a lunch break all in attendance were shown Shepherd’s facility and were able to view design and tool making as well as thermoforming production on our roll fed and sheet fed equipment.
If you are interested in registering for our 2014 seminar next fall, click here for more information.
Enjoy the Season
The employees of Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging Inc. would like to send our appreciation to our customers and suppliers for their business and efforts in the last year. Again this year we will not be sending Christmas cards. We will be making a donation to Strive Learning Centre for Children it is a registered charity 81290 9257 RR0001 , whose mission it is to improve the quality of life for children with Cerebral Palsy by the delivery of therapeutic programs that maximizes their strength, functionality, and independence. For more information or visit our website at www.striveforchildren.com.
The Office will be closed from December 23rd to 27th with a light staff on December 30th, 31st, normal operations resume January 2nd.
The Plant will be closed from December 23rd to January 1st. normal operations resume January 2nd.
2014 is shaping up to be a very prosperous year for Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc. We wish the same for all of our customers and suppliers!
Sign Up For Our Thermoforming Seminar
Our next free “Thermoforming 101” seminar date is fast approaching ! We will be meeting on Tuesday November 19 at the Hampton Inn in Brampton, Ontario for the morning, followed by a Plant Tour at our facility in the afternoon (Shepherd is located across the street from the hotel, see map at the bottom of the page).
Please RSVP or if you have any questions. Feel free to contact Simon Mangos at 905-459-4545 ext 233 or Brenda Silveira at 905-459-4545 ext 225. Click here if you want to sign up online.
·Materials for Thermoforming
Operations like heat sealing, Heat welding and other tamper-proofing methods. Also an update in the plastics market and perception.
by Hilton Toronto/Brampton, Ontario
In 1996 Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging produced a preprinted thermoformed package for a New York toy company. It was a relatively simple design that allowed the kids to use the package as a frame to mount their art work when completed.
This pre-printed clamshell package won the Vinyl Institutes Award (North America) for “Environmental Innovation/Source Reduction”.
In retrospect it was a great idea and the steps we used 19 years ago to distort the artwork and register it accurately during the thermoforming operation remain very much the same today. However, as in everything else the technology has improved greatly to the point where we can now predict the amount of art distortion much quicker. Also 19 years ago we were pioneering the process on high speed thermoforming equipment using tunnel heat which cooked the inks as well as the plastic so finding the right ink and maintaining constant heat was a challenge.
Today we work closely with art distortion companies and printers that have refined their processes making it easier to predict the resulting print on package contours thus getting the package to market faster. With some restrictions we can now replace the need to apply labels to clamshells and blisters with multi-colored decoration and copy applied directly to the rolls of plastic prior to forming the package – no label to apply and no contamination in the recycling stream.
Shepherd is currently working on “Contour Print” projects for several global brands as well as some unique applications where combining printing and thermoforming can produce some major benefits.
“Let us Shepherd your next project”
“Do you guys make bubble pack?” Ouch that hurts!
At Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging it is a common problem so let’s be clear. We make plastic clamshells, blisters and trays. We also make larger plastic parts that are specific to a customer’s application which could be called anything so let’s not go there.
Common misnomers for the thin gauge parts that we make include skin pack, vacuum pack, bubble wrap and bubble pack. These names all relate to other forms of packaging like flexible skin packaging where the film is stretched tight over the product on a card, vacuum packaging commonly seen in meat packaging, air cap which is a protective wrapping or shrink wrap which is where a product is completely enclosed by flexible shrink film. We don’t make these things!
Thermoforming is a process of heating and forming rigid plastic sheet over a mold to form a package, tray or blister. The process is sometimes called vacuum forming because vacuum is always used to force the heated plastic into the mold however the proper term is thermoforming because air pressure and assist tools are also used. We do make these things!
Need help figuring out what you need? Contact Simon Mangos at 905-459-4545 x233 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be advised that the Shepherd PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT will be shut down from July 1st thru July 5th 2013.
During this time, excluding the July 1st holiday, our sales and administration will still operate on a regular schedule.
All current customer orders which fall into this time frame have been planned for in advance and will be delivered on time.
Shepherd’s office staff will be starting summer hours June 21 2013 and ending September 21st.
Through this period the office will close at 1pm on Friday’s during this period.
Have a Great Summer !!!!!!
Almost every manufactured part must travel from point A to point B. Sometimes it is to the other side of the plant and other times it is to the other side of the world. Shepherd gets many requests to solve the problem of transporting products safely and in a fixed orientation. In this example we had a major challenge to hold these automotive front bumpers in the correct orientation without marking the class A finish during shipping to the next operation.
Material handling trays and pallets are just one part of Shepherds’ custom thermoforming business. Our fully integrated design and tool making department can solve any product handling problem from very small electronic assemblies to large automotive parts.
Integration of part design, prototypes, tool making and production makes Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging your “go to” company for material handling – we are not just packaging!