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History of Express Packaging

Celebrating 4 Decades in Business
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2019 marks our 40th anniversary of business! To celebrate, Express Packaging is acquiring a 110×230 Magellan multipurpose machine. This new addition of equipment requires no die cutting tools and allows us to make RSC, OPF, 5PF, and FOL boxes.

The Sunrise

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about small sized boxes. This year, we introduced Sunrise, our mini machine; this mini line flexo machine gave us the ability to manufacture our smallest box.

The Jumbo Press

Express Packaging implemented the Jumbo Press, also known as Big Ben, sized at 92×21. To this day, it is one of the largest machines in the south.

The Flat Bed Die Cutter

Our search for the right die cutter came to a happy end. We replaced our Thomson die cutter with the flat bed die cutter, allowing us to be more precise and to increase our range of products.

Even More Expansion!
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Phase three of our factory expansion began, allowing for more efficient and effective company practices.

More Expansion

Phase two of our expansion began.

Rotary Slotter Revamp + Expansion

Realizing a two-piece jumbo box was a nuisance to our clients, we rebuilt our 74×174 rotary slotter to a 74×192 to make it as accessible and efficient as possible. This year, we also began to expand our facility as we realized we would need more space to fill every order.

The Big Move
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Our continued success and expanding customer list allowed us to move into a 35,000-square-foot sewing factory in Pembroke, Georgia. Though we miss our home at the ports, it was an opportune time for expansion in our effort to satisfy our clients’ needs. No longer in the ports and continuously expanding to companies outside Savannah, we renamed Port City Packaging to what it’s known as today: Express Packaging. This year, we also completed the final stages of our factory expansion, now sized at 135,000 square feet.

First Flexo Folder Gluer

As our company began to grow, we also wanted to advance our technology for better products. We introduced the first Flexo Folder Gluer (FFG) to the company, giving us an edge on our competitors.

The Beginning
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We began our journey in 1979 in the port of Savannah, Georgia as Port City Packaging. We serviced locally owned Savannah companies looking for packaging solutions.

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