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2023 has been a busy year in the PDA community.

From acquisitions and expansion, to new innovations in packaging processes, our packaging distributors and supplier partners have been busy making waves this year in the packaging industry. We’ve also gathered for a few meetings in the PDA community. Celebrating these successes and acknowledging our growth along the way is important to us at PDA. Keep reading for a recap on the milestones that have happened at PDA so far this year.

PDA Welcomes New Suppliers

Classic Tape – Classic Tape is known as a Value-added Tape Printer of WAT, Poly Pro-Acrylic or Hot Melt, PVC, Filament, Masking & Flatback tapes with a strict distribution model only. We can service and be competitive on multi-state national projects but are also willing to work on low minimums when needed. Classic Tape recently acquired a specialty tape convertor known as Tapeworks which expands our core competencies to die cuts, double sided tapes, laminations, special width or length, automotive and aerospace solutions.

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Flexcor – Flexcor Inc. provides reliable retention and suspension packaging at very competitive pricing. With many application solutions in the electronic, industrial, automotive and consumer markets, Flexcor has provided consistent cost savings and superior protection when compared to other forms of packaging. Significantly more environmentally friendly, Flexcor Retention/Suspension products offer an excellent alternative to all foam, bubble and other existing packaging materials and systems.

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PDA Meetings

2023 Kick off Meeting – Each January, the members and suppliers who are part of PDA come together to plan for a successful year ahead. The meeting kicked off on Sunday with a welcome reception where our attendees met to celebrate the start of the new year and start conversations about the progress to come. From the chatter of the crowd, it was evident that the group is excited for the meeting ahead, and the innovation that is coming to packaging this year.

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PDA Leadership Training – We are all looking to become better people… better leaders…and that was the focus of PDA’s latest executive leadership training session held in Atlanta in March. Top leaders from many PDA companies from around the country came together to better themselves, their teams, and their companies. PDA is always finding ways to bring more value to its members, and this recent leadership training session was no exception.

Led by Morrisette trainers Lisa Williams and Ally Johnson, the two day event was educational, interactive, and inspiring.


Packaging Distributors of America (PDA) is proud to announce that one of our valued members, Crownhill Packaging, has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (COC) certification. This is a significant milestone in Crownhill’s ongoing commitment to eco-conscious packaging options and sustainability initiatives.

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B2B Industrial Packaging, a GenNx360 company, just announced the acquisition of Next Press, located in Mahwah, N.J. This is B2B Industrial Packaging’s 27th major acquisition.

B2B Industrial Packaging CEO Bill Drake said, “Next Press is an incredible company with a great management team. We are aware of the high level of service Next Press clients and channel partners have become accustomed to. Our goal is to surpass it in every regard.”

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Badger Paperboard is pleased to announce its upgraded corner board machine is now available to better serve customers out of the company’s Fredonia, Wisconsin, facility.

With extended lead times for corner board around the country, the new machine will be one of the fastest lines in the Midwest and will continue to serve customers in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakotas, Nebraska

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Crownhill Packaging, proud PDA member and leader in the packaging industry with over 35 years of experience, is expanding their fleet of delivery vehicles in 2023.

The new trucks will not only improve their existing delivery processes, but also provide extra versatility to their stock-and-ship capabilities and popular Just-in-Time Program. This expansion allows Crownhill to better serve smaller businesses and local customers by providing a greater level of flexibility and reliability in meeting their packaging supply needs.

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