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The President of Independent Can Company on 2020

Independent Can Looking Forward The year 2019 was a year of learning to understand the rapidly changing world around us and how we must change the way we approach manufacturing in the United States. In the past, nearly all nations were moving towards globalization and...

Glass Recycling Epic Fail

Steel recycling is easier than 1 2 3... In Baltimore County, Maryland, citizens just learned that all of the glass that they'd been rinsing off and placing dutifully in their recycling bins had not been recycled by the county for the past seven years. What did the...

Don’t Put All of Your Eggs in One Basket!

Is your company prepared for an interruption to the status quo? Political whims, natural disasters, mechanical failures, supply chain interruptions, changing technology and global events impact businesses.  Combine that with fads, trends and the attitudes of consumers...

Limited Editions Stay Around

Who will remember your anniversary? Limited Editions Stay Around For Decades and Increase Sales Conn's Potato Chips and Sweet 'n Low had the same idea. They celebrated their anniversaries with new collectible packaging that had a classic look from the past.  These...

Beauty – Inside and Out | Decorative Metal Packaging

Extend Brand Elegance to External Packaging Why would the manufacturers of premium liquor spend so much money and creativity on their bottles?  With all of the choices consumers have, they want to stand out.  Today's consumers are focused on "customer experience".  A...

Gifts – One For You, One for Me

Food Gifts Prompt Self-Gifting Tins Are Recyclable Gift Packaging How often have we all gone into department stores, armed with a list of relatives or friends to buy for and then spot the perfect gift...for ourselves? Holiday shoppers know that there are special items...