Shepherd 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 email@example.com
We 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.
The 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!
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.
·Materials for Thermoforming
Operations like heat sealing, Heat welding, Direct print and other tamper-proofing methods.
·Direct Food Packaging (SQF)
What is this and what does it mean, find out what we put in place for direct food contact packaging.
Shepherd 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? This was the question a client asked.
YES we are GFSI certified!
What is GFSI?
The (Global Food Safety Initiative) has the following objectives:
Protect the brand
We receive GFSI through our SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We will put you in touch with a representative in your area.
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!!
Check out the latest article from Jim Johnson in the Plastics News May 20, 2016. The article is part of a series regarding family businesses. Dad, Mark and I were all interviewed. Think they were a little disappointed that we all got along…..
Although we have had a big push in the food market with recent investments, the sales team still carries on with our custom thermoforming expertise and long standing relationships in other markets.
Latest being a B cover mounted behind the front bumper grill for the automotive industry. These are traditionally formed with sheet fed or heavy gauge type of equipment. Our team was able to find a way to work with the client to utilize inline thermoforming for this PE part. A more economical solution utilizing the automated inline equipment at Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc.