Independent Can – Excellence in Can Manufacturing since 1929
We strive to be the best in every aspect of the business. We have brought, in-house, all of the major processes involved with can manufacturing and printing a specialty tin can from concept to completion. We wanted to control the timing and quality of every project. Since 1991, when we took the step of becoming our own printer, we have worked to minimize all outside obstacles to excellence.
Responsiveness distinguishes us from our competitors. We listen and that helps us to improve. Many of our key personnel have experience both in manufacturing and sales environments. We train and cross-train so that a customer’s call is handled by skilled and knowledgeable salespeople who have access to the details of each project. Customer specifications are then communicated to every department.
Investments in the latest pre-press, printing and can making technology ensure quality, flexibility and dependable lead-times. Our growth has been in our capabilities as well as our capacity so that we can bring new products to market.
MADE IN THE USA is not a slogan.
All six of our facilities are essential businesses and fully operational. We are more committed to safety and security than ever. We have been audited by many fortune 500 companies as well as the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) and are certified in all of our facilities in which food contact packaging is manufactured.
Working with a domestic manufacturer with all processes under one roof, saves time and provides quality assurance. A project in the hands of experts in printing and can making at Independent Can eliminates guess work and lowers overall costs. Over the past few years we have been actively “re-shoring” customer’s products that in previous years were made overseas.
We are driven by the desire to innovate and the passion for achieving top quality. Working with the latest design and engineering technology, we guide customers through every step of new package development and improvement. We can design, build and install tools to create virtually any size or shape can the marketplace demands. Using 3D modeling and Numeric Controlled Machining software helps us to prototype or modify containers and relay concepts to our customers more quickly.
Through automation we have been able to increase efficiency, shorten lead-times and contain costs. In addition to better performance, we are freeing up our skilled labor to apply their talents to other areas of the operation. Automation minimizes workplace injuries, and a safe and fulfilled workforce produces superior results. One of the most important benefits is consistency and availability of product in a competitive marketplace.
“Our customers change what we do every day. Changing expectations drive our investments.” Rick Huether, President and CEO
Throughout our nearly 90 years as a domestic manufacturer of specialty metal packaging, meeting or exceeding customer expectations has been the motivator for our continuous investment, diversification and growth. Continuously improving the manufacturing process is a critical part of being able to support our customers. This is being accomplished through the latest high-speed, energy-efficient technology in printing and manufacturing.