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“Shepherd another key recycling inniative” – Interview with Plastics Today

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community, Manufacturing, Material | Feb 24, 2017 | Tags: | Comments Off on “Shepherd another key recycling inniative” – Interview with Plastics Today

Clare Goldsberry wrote an article in the the Plastics Today on February 14, 2017.  This was after reading Mark Shepherd’s update to the website and blog.  Click here to read the article in Plastics Today.

New Gold Rigid PET Packaging Trays

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Design, Material | Aug 6, 2013 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on New Gold Rigid PET Packaging Trays

For a number of years the gold trays typically seen in the packaging world were produced using PVC material. After months of development with suppliers we have been able to produce a PET (polyethylene terephthalate) gold metalized tray meeting current clients stringent standards for quality, colour, aesthetics and structure.  The PET material is a virgin […]

GPEC 2013 Conference & Contour Print

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community, Material | Mar 15, 2013 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on GPEC 2013 Conference & Contour Print

We have been asked to present “Contour Print” our latest technology at GPEC.  The conferences is being held March 20-22, 2013 at the Sheraton New Orleans hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.  SPE’s GPEC division puts on the conference catering to Brand owners, converters, recyclers and reclaimers.  Topics range from types of packaging, recycling/collecting, sorting equipment & techniques to government & collection […]

Plastic Recycling

Posted by | Filed under Community, Material | Sep 26, 2012 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Plastic Recycling

Last month I spent a week in Texas at a recycling conference.  I use these conferences to help understand what’s happening outside the thermoforming world.  The information helps direct our employees and clients on what’s happening and what’s best for their project. Here is some of the interesting information I picked up form the conference: […]

Thermoforming 101 Seminar (Tuesday October 23rd)

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community, Design, Manufacturing, Material | Sep 13, 2012 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Thermoforming 101 Seminar (Tuesday October 23rd)

Sign up for the Thermoforming Seminar.   Our next free “Thermoforming 101” seminar date is fast approaching!  We will be meeting Tuesday, October 23rd at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in the The Vaughan West II conference room for the morning, followed by a Plant Tour at our facility in the afternoon (Shepherd […]

Re-Shored (No Boat???)

Posted by | Filed under Manufacturing, Material | Aug 17, 2012 | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Re-Shored (No Boat???)

I recently blogged about the re-shoring presentation I’m doing at the SPE conference in Grand Rapids.  And as I’m preparing the presentation another re-shored project shows up.  Not exactly the client partnership you want but this client gives us an order occasionally and of course we are happy to produce it for them.  After some investigation we learned […]

Shepherd Wins Business from Off-shore Competitor (update)

Posted by | Filed under Design, Manufacturing, Material | May 4, 2012 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Shepherd Wins Business from Off-shore Competitor (update)

You may recall this topic from a couple months ago.   Recent events have triggered this update on the project. We completed the first production run and the customer assembled the boots only to discover cracking at some of the fastening points of the boots.  Our staff worked with the customer understanding how they were fastening […]

Shepherd keeps business after local customer moves production to the Czech Republic

Posted by | Filed under Design, Manufacturing, Material | Mar 1, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Shepherd keeps business after local customer moves production to the Czech Republic

For years we have supplied a local customer thermoformed dust covers.  These covers have some nasty undercuts that were required in order to fit the clients product and its intended use.  Shepherd struggled with the job at production start up but eventually overcame the unique learning curve that this project mandated. When we learned that […]

R&D Launch of Contour Printing

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Design, Manufacturing, Material | Aug 12, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on R&D Launch of Contour Printing

Back in 1994 Shepherd received an award for Pre-Print from the Vinyl Institute for a kids travel package.  Essentially what we achieved was a method to print directly to the plastic that we could form into a package with graphics already printed.  By doing this it would eliminate the need for a printed insert.  The struggles in 1994 resulted in the ability to create an un-distorted print (as […]

Supplier Sustainable Materials Meetings

Posted by | Filed under Design, Material | Aug 8, 2011 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Supplier Sustainable Materials Meetings

Last month kicked off the start of our meetings with suppliers, reviewing what they have to offer for sustainable solutions.  These meetings give suppliers the opportunity to present directly to Shepherd employees’ and sales representatives.  Creating synergy’s with our suppliers opens the lines of communication through to our sales representatives that ultimately creates a customer solution.  By […]

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