UFP Packaging announces new packaging lab and design studio

Scott Worthington, president of UFP Industrial, is pleased to announce the creation of the UFP Packaging Lab and Design Studio, a new testing and design facility in Norton Shores, Michigan, that will serve UFP’s industrial locations worldwide. The Lab and Design Studio will focus on packaging using corrugate and other mixed materials. 

“By creating a lab dedicated to packaging, and combining the experience and knowledge of our lab and packaging teams, we will offer customers even greater value and customization in our packaging solutions,” said Scott. “This will improve the overall customer experience.”

The UFP Packaging Lab and Design Studio is a one-stop shop that provides complete packaging services, including design, prototyping and testing – all in-house. The lab’s value-added services include package rightsizing, material analysis, graphic design, asset tracking, and package productivity improvements, among others.  

“Unlike most companies that only design what they can make, our Packaging Lab and Design Studio capitalizes on UFP’s diverse national platform to design and test material-neutral solutions that best fit our customer’s application,” said Chuck Krawczak, VP of UFP Packaging, who will oversee the new lab. “We can mix wood, foam, corrugated, labels, graphics and other materials into unique packaging solutions.”

About UFP Industrial

UFP Industrial is a business segment of UFP Industries, one of the world’s fastest growing companies, with more than $5 billion in annual sales, approximately 180 facilities and 15,000 employees throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Founded in 1955, UFP Industries is one of the largest producers of wood and wood-alternative products in North America, supplying three robust markets: retail, industrial and construction. For more details, go to www.ufpindustrial.com or www.ufppackaging.com.