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.
The infrastructure changes and move into the direct food contact market are growing our business as planned. The Plastics News published the 2016 ranking of North American Thermoformers and Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging made the top 5 movers list for 2016.
Biggest Movers: these firms moved up in the ranking this year:
1 – Shape Products LLC of Bradenton, Fla. moved up 71 to rank at No. 72.
2 – Amros Industries Inc. of Cleveland moved up 29 to rank at No. 91.
3 – Fiber Pad Inc. of Tulsa, Okla. moved up 13 to rank at No. 102.
4 – Robinson Industries Inc. of Coleman, Mich., moved up 12 to rank at No. 51.
5 – Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, moved up 10 to rank at No. 112.
Great work by all the staff and a big thank you to all our valued customers and suppliers that helped us achieve!
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!
Its official, below is our certification soon to be posted on the website.
Visit us at the Top 50 Packaging Ideas Expo on November 4, 2015 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
·Materials for Thermoforming
Operations like heat sealing, Heat welding, Direct print and other tamper-proofing methods.