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January is SQF implementation month at Shepherd. We are finishing up the major capital expenditures required to meet the standard. Machines are getting moved, floors getting re-coated/sealed, ceiling cleaned, installation of interior separating walls – are just a few of the projects happening this month. Rest assured we have done our best to work these projects into our production schedule so that interruptions and delays can be minimized.
SQF integrates a quality component into the standard as well as food safety. SQF is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Administered by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
The SQF Code has a category specifically scoped for Manufacturers of Food Sector Packaging Materials, which is where Shepherd fits in.
Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging will be the only dedicated custom thermoformer in Canada with SQF certification.
If you have any food contact thermoformed packaging requirements contact Todd Shepherd –
The office and plant will be shut down Thursday December 25th & the 26th. We will also be shut down Thursday January 1st & the 2nd. Normal hours resume Monday January the 5th.
All of us at Shepherd Thermoforming would like to wish you and your’s a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
You have a great new food product that requires unique packaging to sell it to its full potential.
Your budget for start up is limited but you cannot sacrifice the impact that a high quality package design will have on the sales results of your product.
Faced with an introduction date issued by your customer, you must have a steady flow of packaging within a few weeks in order to meet sales forecasts.
Shepherd Thermoforming will take your project through the design, sample, tooling and production stages faster and cheaper than those big thermoformers. Not only that, you will deal only with Shepherd for all stages of development. Shepherd can provide you with the security of SQF(Safe Quality Food) certification (full certification expected by Spring of 2015) that you and your customers need to be assured of safe quality food packaging.
How can we do this:
Over 30 years Shepherd has matured to become one of the most respected thermoformers of thin (and heavy) gauge packaging using tooling that is designed and built in-house on in-line machines that do not require expensive tooling. Now we are growing into the food packaging market by investing heavily in SQF certification and production improvements.
The largest thermoforming companies are interested in selling millions of pounds of plastic. If you can wait months and pay over one hundred thousand dollars for tooling then we would suggest you contact them. However, should you also call Shepherd, you may be surprised at what we can do.
Have a project or question, contact Simon Mangos at 905-459-4545 ext. 233 or email@example.com
Sign Up For Our Thermoforming Seminar
Our next free “Thermoforming 101” seminar date is fast approaching ! We will be meeting on Thursday November 6 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
SPE’s Antec took place in Las Vegas, Nevada May 27-30. Shepherd was asked to present Contour Print at the conference. Todd Shepherd was interviewed by Jennifer Markarian of Plastics Engineering Magazine for the cover story of the June issue. Click here to read the article and how Contour Print is Reducing Material.
Shepherd Summer hours commence June 27th. The office will close at 1:30pm Friday’s during this period.
Regular hours resume September 26th.
Have a great Summer!!
For 8 years Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging has hosted Humber College students with a seminar and a tour of the Shepherd facility. Humber’s Package Design course includes a segment on Thermoforming and its instructor Bert Bobrovniczky has arranged this event each year which generally is attended by over 20 students.
The students have the use of a small table top vacuum former donated to the school by Shepherd, allowing them to design parts, build tooling and produce samples. Students were told to think of a new food product and design the package complete with thermoformed package and graphics that would be functional and have merchandising appeal.
Each year we have noticed that the quality of parts improves and this year samples were submitted to Sales Engineer Simon Mangos for his comments. Here are 8 of the projects presented at the Shepherd seminar. Simon and Shepherd management congratulate Mr. Bobrovniczky and his students on their excellent work.
Shepherd is actively seeking aggressive sales agents for representation, primarily in the USA. Agent agreements include a robust commission structure and aggressive marketing campaigns for lead generation. Agents supported with internal Customer Service Reps and fully equipped Engineering department. Please contact Todd Shepherd (905) 459-4545 at extension 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.