Exploring the Three Levels of Packaging

As a business, your product’s packaging communicates your brand’s values and quality, creates appeal for your target audience, and helps your product stand out from the competition.

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Flexibles Offer a Good Sustainability Option

For customers looking to take a step forward in their sustainability journey, we at Fredman Bag suggest considering a switch from rigid packaging to flexible packaging, when possible and appropriate.

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Great Lakes Graphics Association Graphics Excellence Awards

Fredman Bag Wins 2 Best of Category Awards

The Great Lakes Graphics Association’s Graphics Excellence Awards (GEAs) stand as a beacon of recognition for companies across Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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A Closer Look at How2Recycle Labeling

Many major brands are increasingly turning to How2Recycle labels to better define for the end user what to do with a package once its use has been exhausted. The simple and clear labeling has led to rapid adoption by brands and manufacturers

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Wisconsin DNR Green Tier Newsletter Spotlights Fredman Bag

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and their Green Tier program recently highlighted Fredman Bag and our sustainability efforts in their newsletter.

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Five Impacts of Packaging on Consumers

Here are five impacts of packaging including sustainability, branding, quality and more. It is for protection but also to communicate a brand’s superiority.

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Employee Spotlight: David Ziegman

In our second installation of our Employee Spotlight blog series, we highlight Production Manager David Ziegman. David joined us in 2007 and has served Fredman Bag in just about every type of position.

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Sustainable Packaging: A Journey Towards a Greener Future

Sustainability has become a significant concern for individuals, businesses, and industries across the globe. As the effects of climate change escalate, companies recognize the need to adopt eco-friendly practices. One area gaining substantial attention is packaging.

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Providing High Quality Products on a Continuous Basis

The key to providing high-quality products on a continuous basis is an ISO compliant quality system. We have been providing high-quality bags for over 130 years and are proud to be ISO 9001 Compliant.

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Great Lakes Graphics Association Graphics Excellence Awards

Fredman Bag Wins 3 Best of Category Awards

In continuing our quest for quality, we are happy to announce that Fredman Bag has won 3 Best of Categories for 2023.

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Summit Plastics Acquires Fredman Bag

According to Tim Fredman, President of Fredman Bag, the deal will enhance Fredman Bag’s ability to support its employees, customers and suppliers.

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What We are Thankful for at Fredman Bag

Here at Fredman Bag, we’d like to pause this month and say thank you to everyone who makes us successful. Our employees and customers all help us achieve our mission.

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Employee Spotlight: Ken Hennen

We consider a career with Fredman Bag something special. That might be why so many of our employees have been with us for so long. And because our employees are special to us, we thought we should highlight them more. That’s why we will occasionally feature employees in our “Employee Spotlight” blogs. It’s an opportunity to get to know the people behind our name. For our first installation in this series, we sat down with Technical Services Manager Ken Hennen for a conversation.

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Impact of Laminated Products

Laminated products have been evolving in the marketplace since the 1930s. Today, many industries use laminated products to extend shelf life and protect the exterior of their goods. Lamination’s impact to flexible packaging cannot be understated, serving as a great option for countless customers, protecting the quality of their products around the world.

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Why Choose Fredman Bag?

At the core of Fredman Bag’s mission statement is “share positive experiences with our customers.” This is achieved by providing superior service to our customer base and developing solid, long-term relationships.

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Award Winning Standards

We are proud of the high-quality standards that all of our products must meet. These standards have led to numerous awards over the years. Fredman Bag has been a consistent winner in the Great Lakes Graphics Association’s Graphics Excellence Awards (The GEAs).

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1,000 Days Without Any Lost Time Accidents

Fredman Bag reached 1,000 consecutive days with no lost time accidents on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021! And as of this blog post, we are at 1,032 consecutive days. This easily surpasses our previous record of 770 days.

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Ul Certification and Target Approved

UL Certified Printer & Target Approved Printer

Fredman Bag is proud to be both a UL Certified Printer and a Target Approved Printer, but what does that mean? And how does that help you as our customer? UL stands for Underwriter Laboratories, a third-party global safety science leader that provides certification to businesses like Fredman Bag. They help businesses achieve their safety, security and sustainability goals, meet quality and performance expectations, manage risk and achieve regulatory compliance.

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Landfill Free

Dedicated to Reduce Our Environmental Impact

Fredman Bag’s roots are based in recycling. Our business model at our inception in 1889 was recycling used burlap bags for reuse. This environmentally conscious philosophy (and the recycling program that comes with it) remains a large part of our operations and culture. And we are happy to report Fredman Bag has been completely land-fill free for well over 2,000 days – close to 5 ½ years.

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