Shepherd ISO and SQF Certification

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We are happy to announce that Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging has passed both the ISO and SQF audits.

We would like to thank our employees for making this possible. Their continued hard work and dedication to make our company the best Custom Thermoforming business in North America is extremely appreciated. Realizing that the ISO and SQF certifications are the cornerstone disciplines of the manufacturing business puts us in a position to accommodate all customers.

To all the employees of Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc. thank you and well done!

Link to ISO certification on website click hear.

Link to SQF certification on website click hear.

20 Years at Shepherd

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Jan 27, 2017 | Tags: | Comments Off on 20 Years at Shepherd

Thiriloganathan Gunarajah – Shift Foreman

Shepherd Thermoforming can attribute a big part of its success to the many long term employees who form the team that keeps everything running smoothly. The company was founded 32 years ago by the Shepherd family and many employees have been with the company from those early days.

Thiriloganathan Gunarajah – Shift Foreman or Rajah as we call him was honored with 20 year of service at Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging Inc.  A valued employee running the second shift for many years.  Rajah developed his thermoforming skills at Shepherd over the past 20 years and is certified as a Thermoforming Technician through the Canadian Plastics Sector Council.

Thanks for your great work over the years, we all look forward to many more years of working together.

Meet Our New V.P. of Sales and Marketing Phil Scarfone

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Jan 18, 2017 | Tags: , | Comments Off on Meet Our New V.P. of Sales and Marketing Phil Scarfone

phil PhotoShepherd Thermoforming is officially announcing that Phil Scarfone has assumed the role of Vice President Sales and Marketing. Phil is bringing 30+ years of sales and marketing experience to Shepherd working in companies like IBM, Xerox, Canon and various entrepreneurial businesses.


Phil’s main goal is to take the Shepherd business to the next level by implementing a sales strategy, growing the sales team, increase market awareness through focused marketing initiatives, while increasing revenue and margin. His energy and passion for the business is infectious and will fit in well with the goals set forth by Shepherd.

Phil can be reached at 905-459-4545 ext.229 or

Shepherd Diverts Over 43,000,000 Water Bottles From Landfill

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Jan 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Shepherd Diverts Over 43,000,000 Water Bottles From Landfill

Materials and Recycling website pageWe updated our website Materials and Recycling page for with the latest values with our use of RPET.

We offer our clients recycled PET packaging which is made from up to 100% post-consumer-recycled PET (water bottles). To state this clearly, this means that our incoming RPET raw materials can be derived solely from blue box collection programs, at no added cost to our clients. In 2016 Shepherd processed close to 4,000,000 lbs. of RPET – equivalent to diverting roughly 43,000,000 water bottles from landfill.

Holiday Season Shut Down

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Nov 23, 2016 | Tags: | Comments Off on Holiday Season Shut Down

holiday_generalholiday_headerThe plant and office will be shut down Friday December 23rd and resume back to normal staffing January 2nd.

All of us at Shepherd Thermoforming would like to wish you and your’s a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thermoforming 101 Seminar (Thursday, November 10th, 2016)

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Sign Up For Our Thermoforming Seminar

Sign up for Shepherd’s next free “Thermoforming 101” seminar date is fast approaching ! We will be meeting on Thursday November 10th 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.


We are looking forward to seeing you at this complimentary, no obligations event on November 10th.Shepherd Seminar 2013 (4 of 10) (1)
10:00 a.m.
Light refreshments and introductions
10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presentations by Simon Mangos.·What are the different methods used in the plastics industry and Materials for Thermoforming.
·“What exactly is Thermoforming” a 6 minute DVD overview of Shepherd Thermoforming’s facility and processes.

Types of forming


·The Processes used in the Industry
A visual presentation and detailed account of the various forming and trimming machines used today along with typical post packaging applications.



·Part Design and Prototyping
A look at part or package design features such as living hinges, snap features and positive vs negative forming.  Also we will review using CAD, prototype tooling and sample making.



·Production Tooling
A review of tooling options that can be used and how moulds and trim dies are made.



·Materials for Thermoforming

An over-view of the types of material used in Thermoforming, with a focus on sustainable material options and food packaging materials.


·Post Thermoforming
Operations like heat sealing, Heat welding, Direct print and other tamper-proofing methods.

sqf-oct-2015-seminar-ppt·Direct Food Packaging (SQF)
What is this and what does it mean, find out what we put in place for direct food contact packaging.

12:00 p.m.- 12:45 p.m.
Light Lunch
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.mShepherd Building Picture
Tour of Shepherd’s Plant
·A guided tour of all the Engineering and Manufacturing operations performed at Shepherd’s 5 Abacus Rd. building.
Hotel information:
Hampton Inn
by Hilton Toronto/Brampton, Ontario
8710 The Gore Road, Brampton, Ontario, L6P 0B1 TEL: 1-905-488-4888
Both facilities are just 15 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Summer Students at Shepherd

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Sep 23, 2016 | Tags: , | Comments Off on Summer Students at Shepherd

plant-34-of-34Shepherd made a big effort this summer to hire students to help them on their path to a career.  We had 2 High School students working in Production and Quality Assurance.  Two college students worked in Engineering and a third College students worked in Production  &  Procurement scheduling.

Although much time was spent with Shepherd employees training these students, there certainly were some rewards.  Much of the feedback from employees contained words like, polite, professional, helpful, hard working, words not often perceived of their generation.   When you add in the feel of youthfulness, cheery demeanours.   You can see how this can spread through the company creating the reward not measured on the bottom line.

Our team may have found the best of the bunch and we are hoping to see more of them in the future.  I know some are staying on part time as they finish up college.

A special thanks to the employees that worked with the students over the summer.  I know all the employees at Shepherd wish only the best for the students on their career paths!


Are you GFSI certified?

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Are you GFSI certified?  This was the question a client asked.

YES we are GFSI certified!

What is GFSI?

Global Food Safty Initiative

The (Global Food Safety Initiative) has the following objectives:

Protect consumers

Protect customers

Protect the brand

We receive GFSI through our SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification.

SQF logo

If you would like to understand more about the certification or need direct food contact packaging with these standards.  Please contact sales at 905-459-4545 or  We will put you in touch with a representative in your area.

Shepherd Thermoforming Featured for Brampton Economic Development

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Jun 30, 2016 | Tags: | Comments Off on Shepherd Thermoforming Featured for Brampton Economic Development

Brampton Economic Development ad

Summer Hours

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Shepherd Summer hours commence today June 24th.  The office will close at 1pm Friday’s during this period.   

Regular hours resume September 16th.

Have a great Summer!!

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