Shepherd Holiday’s

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The plant and office will be shut down Thursday December 24th, Friday December 25th & Friday January 1st.

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

SQF (Safe Quality Food) Certification

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Nov 12, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on SQF (Safe Quality Food) Certification

Its official, below is our certification soon to be posted on the website.

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SQF Certificate – Shepherd Thermoforming Packaging 2015

 

Visit Shepherd at the Top 50 Packaging Ideas Expo

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Oct 15, 2015 | Tags: | Comments Off on Visit Shepherd at the Top 50 Packaging Ideas Expo

 Visit us at the Top 50 Packaging Ideas Expo on November 4, 2015 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

Shepherd Scores 95% on SQF Certification

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Oct 7, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Shepherd Scores 95% on SQF Certification
Shepherd SQF  Plant

Shepherd SQF Plant

Two years ago we started the journey of getting direct food contact certification by enrolling all of our employees in a 2 month training program.  Followed by over $150,000 in capital investments for the exterior and interior of the building.

The efforts of all the staff were well worth it.  With completion of the final audit last week by NSF International, Shepherd scored 95%.  This SQF (Safe Quality Food Certification) not only allows us to produce products for the food industry, it vaults us to the top of an elite list of thermoformers that have the SQFII certification.  SQF is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

This has been made possible by the dedicated, hard working staff at Shepherd.  If you have a food packaging requirement or want to know more contact us at 905-459-4545 or info@shepherd.ca

Honored thermoformer says he represents the entrepreneurs

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Sep 23, 2015 | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Honored thermoformer says he represents the entrepreneurs
From the September 11, 2015 Plastic News article by Bill Bregar.

Jim Throne, left, won the SPE Thermoforming Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award while Barry Shepherd, right, was named Thermoformer of the Year.

Barry accepting congratulations from Jim Throne

Barry accepting congratulations from Jim Throne

ATLANTA — Barry Shepherd, who with his wife Denise, founded Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc. in Toronto 30 years ago, thinks he knows why he is the Thermoformer of the Year: Because his family’s story represents what countless other thermoformers have done since the early days.

“It’s been quite a journey, but it’s been a journey that so many of us here in the plastics industry have traveled,” Shepherd said in an acceptance speech during a Sept. 1 awards dinner at the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference in Atlanta.

 

For the full Plastic news article can be seen by clicking here.

New Shepherd OMG Thermoforming Line

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community, Manufacturing | Sep 22, 2015 | Tags: , | Comments Off on New Shepherd OMG Thermoforming Line

Our latest production line has arrived from Italy.  Training is under way this week with the production and engineering teams.

The machines capabilities will improve efficiency and lead times with the help of Shepherd’s experienced staff.  Some interesting photo’s of unloading machine from the container.

Thermoforming 101 Seminar (Thursday, October 29th, 2015)

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Sep 17, 2015 | Tags: | Comments Off on Thermoforming 101 Seminar (Thursday, October 29th, 2015)

Sign Up For Our Thermoforming Seminar

Our next free “Thermoforming 101” seminar date is fast approaching ! We will be meeting on Thursday October 29th 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 October 29th.Shepherd Seminar 2013 (4 of 10) (1)
Program
 
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.

Design

 

·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.

Tooling

 

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

Materials

 

·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.

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
Email: david.aucoin@hilton.com
Both facilities are just 15 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Shepherd Adds New Production Line

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Manufacturing | Jun 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Shepherd Adds New Production Line

 

Actual Shepherd machine in final assembly

Improving North American economy and Shepherd’s move into the food market with SQF certification have prompted the company to purchase a new thermoforming line from the Italian machine manufacturer OMG. The high efficiency line will add the much needed production capacity made necessary by the increase in food packaging business that the company is currently experiencing.

The machine is expected to ship to Canada and be running food trays by late this summer. It will also open up machine time on other lines which will improve delivery to our repeat customers.

 

20 Years at Shepherd

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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 30 years ago by the Shepherd family who continue to be involved in the business. Three people have 20 years of service, several are within 3 years of that milestone and a number employees have at least 10 years with the company.

Nathan, Kumar and Rupan have been with Shepherd for over 20 years


The following people have been with our company over 15 years:


The following people have been with our company over 10 years:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fibreform® – PowerForming by Shepherd

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Design, Manufacturing | Jun 4, 2015 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Fibreform® – PowerForming by Shepherd

At Shepherd we are once again stretching the limits of the thermoforming process by adding coated paper to the list of materials we are capable of converting into packaging products.

Company Blog May 2015 (12 of 30)

 

Fibreform® is a paper product produced by BillerudKorsnäs of Sweden with a heat seal coating that can be heated and thermoformed on conventional in-line thermoforming machines. Preprinting and heat sealing to thermoformed trays provides an extremely attractive and functional package.

 

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The 100% virgin material is ideal for the most stringent food packaging requirements. Draw ratios are limited but applications include lidding for food and confection trays. Contact Shepherd to have a sales representative show you a sample of preprinted, powerformed Fibreform by Shepherd.

 

To learn more about Shepherd’s creative packaging ideas go to: www.shepherdthermoforming.com

 

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