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  • BloApCo heads to SuperCorrExpo 2016 in Orlando

    October 7, 2016

    Occurring only every four years, SuperCorr 2016, the largest corrugated industry trade show in the Western Hemisphere, runs from October 17th to 20th at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, FL. SuperCorr allows industry professionals a hands-on look at the latest technological innovations that can improve their operations. At Booth #1855 BloApCo will display its industry leading scrap and waste handling systems, highlighted by its Trim Cutter and Material Handling Fan product lines. BloApCo Trim Cutters enable corrugated manufacturers to remove edge trim from production lines, maximizing up-time by eliminating edge trim blockages and allowing machinery to run at full speed. They

  • BloApCo on Display at ICE USA 2015 in Orlando

    February 10, 2015

    BloApCo is displaying its Trim Cutters and Material Handling fans at the ICE USA 2015 show, February 10-12 in Orlando. ICE, short for International Converting Expo, is a biannual trade show for the paper converting industry, showcasing the latest converting machinery and technologies on display from over 350 leading suppliers. BloApCo is highlighting its Trim Cutters and Material Handling Fans at Booth 225 at the Orange County Convention Center. BloApCo Trim Cutters enable continuous web manufacturers, slitters and converters to remove edge trim from production lines, maximizing up-time by eliminating edge trim blockages and allowing machinery to run at full speed. They

  • BloApCo at Pack Expo 2014 in Chicago

    October 16, 2014

    If you are attending Pack Expo, November 2-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, be sure to stop by the BloApCo booth, #9526 on the East side, lower level. We will be featuring our industry-leading Trim Cutters and Trim Removal Fans. Trim Cutters are especially useful to paper, film and foil converters, allowing them to efficiently remove edge trim from production lines, maximizing up-time by eliminating edge trim blockages and allowing machinery to run at full speed. Trim Cutters cut continuous material into small pieces that move with ease to a collection area such as a baler or compactor, and are ideal

  • Shipping Wine Direct to Consumers

    October 15, 2014

    Many states already allow wineries to ship directly to customers, but there are a few hold-outs. Massachusetts is among those, but that might soon change. As it stands, wineries within Massachusetts cannot ship their wine to any other state, nor can any consumer buy wine from any other state. If the amendment before the state passes, consumers will have a lot more choices and freedoms when purchasing wine. Of course, there are stipulations, buyers must be 21 or over and have an ID when signing for the wine, and there is a limit to how much wine can be shipped

  • BloApCo at Corr Expo

    September 8, 2014

    This September 28th to October 1st, we will be attending Corr Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Corr Expo is the annual event dedicated to the corrugated packaging industry. It will feature highlights of supplier innovations, educational programs and several keynote/industry speakers. This year will feature topics covering adversity, stories of success, and industry outlook and forecasts. Corr Expo will also feature events throughout the week. On September 28th, the 2014 Corrugated Classic will take place at the Trump National Golf Club. A reception will follow to give out awards and even cash prizes! On September

  • Carboard Composting

    August 11, 2014

    We all receive packages in cardboard boxes, and we may reuse them ourselves or may simply place them in the recycling pile. But did you know that those boxes can be used for composting? Jodie Anderson, a soil scientist, has shown that hot composting can do wonders for the soil. In her native Alaska, there are so many cardboard boxes that there are literal box-burning nights. She has been visiting many towns and helping to convince them their gardens can use the soil amendments from those boxes. Curious how to create your own compost pile out of your old cardboard

  • New Technologies and Trends Taking Over Major Retailer Distribution Centers

    May 31, 2014

    Some of the biggest innovations taking over the retail space lately wont be ever seen by customers. Yes, online shopping is steadily picking up pace, but its not the only development working its way through industry. Energy efficiency is the new black  and retailers are working hard to stay ahead of the trend. But its not just about stores changing out old light bulbs for more efficient varieties; retail distribution centers are increasingly rolling out new updates to reduce their environmental footprints. In Freetown, Massachusetts, a Stop & Shop distribution center is welcoming new legislation designed to reduce or eliminate

  • What's Old is New Again - A Reminder to Recycle in Honor of Earth Day

    April 7, 2014

    With Earth Day around the corner on April 22nd, the time is ripe for a recycling reminder. With natural resources being stretched thin to accommodate growing populations, the need to recycle is greater than ever. But what can be recycled, and how can you go about doing it? One company that has been making great strides in recycling is TerraCycle ( This company enlists the help of nonprofits and schools to collect reusable materials, and then turns those discarded products into something new. TerraCycle upcycles items (keeping the original materials intact, and simply sewing or fusing it with other materials to

  • Get Ready for The Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth

    March 5, 2014

    For those of us serving the supply chain industry, excitement is building for the newest expo in this sector  MODEX 2014. Hundreds of industry thought leaders will be attending this show, which includes 120 on-floor seminars, keynotes from figures including the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Delta Airlines, as well as numerous educational sessions. And of course, one of the main benefits of attending is the opportunity to network with other industry professionals. MODEX 2014 is sponsored by the Material Handling Institute (MHI), which is an organization that promotes connection and growth among material handling companies. While

  • How Amazon is Working to Streamline Deliveries

    February 14, 2014

    One of the biggest stories from the 2013 holiday season wasnt about the gifts people received, it was the ones they didnt. Delivery companies were inundated with packages and failed to deliver thousands of them. Some of these overdue packages did not arrive until after the New Year, leading to many disappointed customers. As can be expected, this logistical issue adds to the desire of companies like Amazon to start handling their own deliveries. It just so happens that even before the holiday snafu, Amazon was working on a multi-pronged new type of delivery system. The plans include: "Sunday delivery in

  • Solving your OCC Problems

    January 2, 2014

    If you operate, manage, or work in a retail distribution center, youre probably very familiar with the break, pack, and repack function. Disposal of old corrugated containers, or OCC, is a process that soft good/apparel stores, drug stores, and contract repacking companies all have to deal with on a daily basis. Some of the more common problems associated with OCC disposal and recycling include: "A slow OCC line that causes picking lines to end up compromised, impeded, or even shut down "More employees must be hired just to break down boxes "You have to take workers off other duties to do the

  • It's Crunch Time for Retailers and Distribution Centers Nationwide

    November 1, 2013

    As people around the country gear up for the approaching holiday season, retailers and distribution centers are already feeling the accompanying rush. From now until Christmas, we're seeing a rapid increase in the need for industrial shredding and waste removal. Each day, distribution centers and retailers are receiving major shipments of consumable goods. During the fall and winter seasons, these shipments are amplified to ensure shelves are constantly stocked with must-have gift items. Every empty shipping box and container left strewn about the warehouse or stockroom floor takes space away from active inventory. If distribution centers can't effectively clear Old Corrugated Cardboard

  • Manufacturing Day  An Opportunity to Reevaluate Your Manufacturing Process

    October 2, 2013

    With fall now in full swing, tradeshow season has arrived. Another trademark of fall is the approach of Manufacturing Day, which is already here! October 4th is officially Manufacturing Day, with many people and places designating October as Manufacturing Month. Manufacturers around the country are celebrating in various ways. Some are hosting open houses while others have created virtual tours. Another option is to see how far the manufacturing process has come, and reevaluate where its heading in the future. Coming up with ways to improve sustainability is one approach to observing Manufacturing Day this year. One of the easiest ways is

  • Join Us at CorrExpo 2013 This October

    September 4, 2013

    The fall season is quickly creeping up on us, and were looking forward to welcoming it with the CorrExpo 2013: Where Ideas Turn into Innovation. Well be exhibiting at booth #507 from October 7-9, 2013 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. The event brings together professionals in the corrugated packaging industry and includes educational programs and supplier exhibits. This is an annual event presented by TAPPI. CorrExpo uses a combination of expert speakers, panel discussions, and informative workshops to tackle some of the most pressing issues in the corrugated industry. Its a great opportunity to network with everybody from buyers to

  • Gearing Up for Fall with PACK EXPO

    July 31, 2013

    As summer begins to wind down, we start looking ahead toward fall. An annual season staple for those of us working in packaging-related fields is the PACK EXPO. The show is an opportunity for packaging companies, packaging equipment manufacturers, and other businesses to come together to showcase their wares. In addition, potential clients from just about every industry have a chance to review suppliers and find the perfect solutions for their needs. When most people think of a packaging exhibition, theyre typically thinking of flexible packaging manufactures, or corrugated box makers. In reality, all of the industries that rely on these packaging

  • Managing Common Sources of Waste in Manufacturing

    July 8, 2013

    Throughout the manufacturing process, waste is inevitable. Even before any work is started, raw materials arrive in shipping containers and protective packaging. From there, the materials undergo various treatments and processing procedures to prepare them for the next steps in the manufacturing process. Once thats finished, theres usually some material waste from grinding, sanding, or other machining tasks. The first step in minimizing waste is by re-thinking your shipping methods. Consolidate packages when possible, and try to get them all shipped together to save time and fuel. Another measure is recycling materials at every stage of manufacturing  including shipping. Reuse as

  • Benefits of Pierce and Tear Shredding Procedure

    June 5, 2013

    No matter the industry, all business owners have to deal with waste. From sensitive documents, to shipping materials and packaging, to outdated office furniture, all of these things must be efficiently disposed of. When most people think of shredders, they limit the scope to paper. In reality, there are different types of shredders that are capable of mincing things of all shapes, sizes, and materials. To put it into perspective, there are even shredders that can rip apart cars. The key to this impressive destruction is using a pierce and tear technique. Ripping teeth are mounted onto shafts that rotate at different

  • Notice Something Different?

    May 21, 2013

    Not only does this year mark our 80th year, it has also begun with a significant change for BloApCo: a complete overhaul of our website. On the redesigned website, you will find that our Product Selector Guide and Application Selector features allow you to find the perfect product for your needs. Simply plug in the size and type of material that you are using, and the website will direct you to the best possible waste handling solution. We will also give you the option to leave your email address so that one of our engineers can contact you quickly with

  • 80 Years of Evolving Waste Disposal Systems

    May 2, 2013

    2013 marks BloApCos 80th anniversary! You certainly don't survive 8 decades in business without being able to adapt to a changing marketplace. We started out as a company that provided air blowers that dispersed debris, but we saw a growing market for disposal and recycling solutions as technology and packaging rapidly developed. And, we've continued to evolve when necessary ever since. Shredders started out as cumbersome, hand-cranked devices that could shred paper but not much else. As times changed, so did shredders. What started out as a device mostly used in government offices, became an indispensable tool and a staple

  • Bringing Top of the Line Supply Chain Solutions to ProMat 2013

    January 22, 2013

    We are extremely excited for ProMat 2013, to be held on January 21-24 at Chicago's McCormick Place. ProMat is the international event where companies gather to exhibit their latest innovations in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain equipment. Businesses often come to the show with a few questions in mind; they're eager to know how they can streamline operations, save money, and increase efficiency throughout the entire manufacturing process. So, how can a company achieve all of those things? It's easy - with waste management systems from BloApCo. Our products are perfect for improving safety and efficiency in retail distribution centers.

  • BloApCo at the Trade Shows

    November 21, 2012

    October was a busy month for us here at BloApCo, bookended by two of the industry's largest trade shows  starting off with SuperCorrExpo in Atlanta, Georgia, and then PackExpo at the end of the month in Chicago, Illinois. We exhibited our scrap and waste handling systems at both conferences. SuperCorrExpo brought in approximately 300 exhibitors, presenting cutting-edge technologies and opportunities to leverage in the global corrugated industry. As always, it's a great time for us to meet colleagues, learn, and ultimately display our one-of-a-kind shredder products for old corrugated containers (OCCs). Our popular horizontal floor shredder is unrivaled for

  • What's with the Cardboard box?

    November 5, 2012

    Of all the things the general public takes for granted, we think it's safe to assume the cardboard box may fit into that category of not getting a second thought, right? However, what may at first seem like a mundane topic actually has a rich history of development and growth ; the history of paper-based packaging was influenced by a number of sectors, including commercial, transportation, government, and military developments, and has been instrumental in mass marketing and distribution. At BloApCo , we're aware and appreciative as we've grown alongside the corrugated box that launched the packaging industry and now

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