Whom FGS Carton Plant Serves You might be familiar with Fruit Growers Supply as a steady name in agricultural suppliers for over 100 years. What started as a branch of Sunkist Growers, with an original mission of creating wood crates, has evolved over the decades to serve Sunkist’s supply chain […]Read More
Custom Corrugated Boxes and Packaging
Learn About Custom Corrugated Boxes
Corrugated packaging continues to play a critical role in the preservation, transportation, and distribution of fresh produce throughout the world. As one of the leading custom corrugated box manufacturers and the oldest operating agriculture suppliers on the West Coast, our team has in-depth industry knowledge and experience about this piece of our industry.
Our corrugated packaging blog archives contain articles, insights, and fresh perspectives on this important, though often overlooked, sector. Whether you’re a grower managing a fruit farm or a packer specializing in postharvest, Fruit Growers Supply carries the corrugated products you need. Explore our blog to learn more.
Our Corrugated Blog Topics
From information about how custom corrugated packaging is made to Fruit Growers Supply’s role in promoting sustainability in corrugated manufacturing. Our corrugated blog archives include pieces on a range of topics related to corrugated packaging, such as:
What Is Corrugated?
A Brief History of Corrugated Fiber?
Sustainability in the Corrugated Paper Industry
About Fruit Growers Supply Company
Founded in 1907, Fruit Growers Supply Company is the oldest non-profit agricultural cooperative in the country. Established by Sunkist Growers as a means of taking more control over its wooden pallets and other growing supplies, FGS has grown in tandem with the produce industry of the West Coast, expanding our roster of products and services along the way.
Today, in addition to our original stock of wooden pallets and crates, we offer custom corrugated boxes, postharvest solutions, state-of-the-art irrigation systems, and much more. We also manage sustainable timberlands in the Pacific Northwest, committed to protecting our nation’s forests.
Get In Touch
We aim to share our accumulated knowledge and experience in these areas with the agriculture community through our various blog archives. To learn more about these vital produce industry subjects, explore our entire blog. If you still can’t find the answers you’re looking for, get in touch with our team by filling out this contact form.
Keeping Things Corrugated
Keeping Things Corrugated A look at the FGS carton plant Gregor Shanks joined the FGS team in 2014. As sales manager of the Carton Plant for the past nine years, he’s built a tight team of packaging experts. The hard work has paid off — last year, the plant produced […]Read More
Why Corrugated is the Best Packaging Solution for Fruit Growers
Ever wonder why corrugated cardboard packaging is so popular and widespread? Used in many industries the world over, corrugated packaging is no stranger to the agricultural world, especially with fruit growers. While there are tons of options for holding product or sending fruit to market such as cartons, bins, plastic, […]Read More
What Makes Corrugated One of the Best Sustainable Packaging Options
Striking a balance between effective food packaging and hitting sustainability targets is a challenge. No matter what option you go for, any sort of food packaging that actually works for agricultural produce— whether it’s broccoli, citrus, or cucumbers— must be manufactured. This can create waste and use energy to be […]Read More
How to Choose the Best Fresh Produce Packaging for Your Needs
Choosing fresh produce packaging is critical to ensuring that your fruits and vegetables arrive fresh and still whole. But deciding which packaging suits your needs can be a difficult decision to make. You have to consider the freshness of your product, how it will arrive at its destination, and what […]Read More
Corrugated Packaging: Recyclable and Sustainable
When choosing a packaging type for transporting your products, the environmental footprint and ease of recycling of that packaging is an important consideration for your business as well as the retailer and end-user. Here are three reasons to choose recyclable corrugated packaging for transporting your produce to market: 1. Made […]Read More
The Difference Between Corrugated Fiberboard and Cardboard
Understanding the differences between cardboard vs corrugated fiberboard is an essential first step to take as you choose storage and shipping solutions. While the two materials are often referenced interchangeably, they’re actually quite different from each other. Corrugated offers some significant advantages over traditional cardboard, ensuring that your produce gets […]Read More
What Is Corrugated? Corrugated Definition and Explanation
Understanding corrugated fiberboard and having a definition of corrugated at your disposal can help growers and packers understand the science behind the boxes that are used to transport fruit and produce from farms all the way to the point of sale. Learn how this popular material is made from start […]Read More
Boxes That Keep Giving: Corrugated Packaging with Great Graphics
Modern-day packaging not only carries and protects products. It also promotes them by conveying information in an attractive manner. It influences customers’ perception of the products and their response to them. Packaging can be of various shapes, based on your product and logistics. It can be of different materials, such […]Read More
A Brief History of Corrugated Fiberboard
For most of human history, packages have been made from wood and fiber in some form, and there have been many marvelous and useful innovations since the primitive baskets of 12,000 years ago. Paper was invented as recently as 2,000 years ago (and known only in Asia for half of […]Read More
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