ORBIS ANNOUNCES 2017 PLANT OF THE YEAR Recipient
ORBIS’ Menasha, Wis. plant receive annual award for exceptional performance
OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — March 29, 2018 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, named its Menasha, Wisconsin facility the 2017 Plant of the Year. This annual award honors an ORBIS plant for its performance in safety, quality, service, innovation and overall operational performance. The Menasha plant is a first-time recipient of this award.
This plant has been part of Menasha Corporation since 1973 and employs approximately 100 people from the greater Fox Cities area. It serves customers throughout North America, manufacturing reusable packaging products such as BulkPak® containers and a variety of plastic pallets, including the innovative Pally®.
The Menasha plant, one of 11 manufacturing facilities considered, won ORBIS Plant of the Year for its outstanding safety standards and quality performance. Specifically in 2017, it improved on-time customer delivery by 8.2%, decreased unplanned downtime by 42.6% and increased employee retention rate to 98.2% for its hourly workforce.
“Best-in-class manufacturing is critical to our leadership in the reusable packaging industry,” said Bill Ash, ORBIS president. “We are pleased to make this ORBIS Plant of the Year announcement and celebrate what Menasha associates accomplished in 2017. They consistently demonstrate strong customer service, workplace safety and innovation to keep our business moving forward.”
The Menasha plant offers customers a variety of in-house capabilities such as structural foam and compression molding and thermoforming. It also houses the Material Innovation Center, ORBIS’ premier in-house material and performance testing lab.
In addition to its contributions to the supply chain industry, the Menasha plant is dedicated to supporting the Fox Valley through nonprofits such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis and Dollars for Doers Program.
For more information, visit orbiscorporation.com.
About ORBIS Corporation
With more than 160 years of material handling expertise and 50 years of plastics innovations, ORBIS consists of a portfolio of businesses that meet the material handling needs of companies across many industries. ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturers in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. ORBIS tracks and measures its own resource utilization to continuously conserve natural resources and reduce waste. For more information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com, www.facebook.com/ORBISCorporation, www.twitter.com/orbiscorp or www.youtube.com/orbiscorp.
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