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Corrugated Packaging

Success Story: Ingram Express Services

Success Story: Ingram Express Services

  In observance of Happiness Happens Month, we are thrilled to highlight our partnership with customer Ingram Express Services (IES). Originating as a kitting, fulfillment and distribution company in bustling Nashville, TN, IES, growing to meet their customer’s...

Corrugated Basics: Board Test & Flutes

Corrugated Basics: Board Test & Flutes

Board Test Basic knowledge of board tests can help when finding the right packaging to ship your product safely and with confidence. The board test, sometimes referred to as a board grade, is a number that can be found inside the Box Maker’s Certificate (BMC) printed...

Welcome New Rusken Career Development Program Class

Welcome New Rusken Career Development Program Class

Rusken Packaging is excited to announce the third class of the Rusken Career Development Program as we continue to grow our investments in our people and resources. The Rusken Career Development Program, or RCDP, began in 2018 with two successful classes completed...

Food Safe Insider: Huhtamaki

Food Safe Insider: Huhtamaki

  In recognition of National Food Safety Month, we are excited to highlight what makes corrugated packaging a food safe preferred shipping method for our customer, Huhtamaki. As a global food packaging supplier, Huhtamaki largely manufactures fiber board food...

Success Story: Mis’ Rubin’s Seasonings

Success Story: Mis’ Rubin’s Seasonings

  The Rusken team is thrilled to highlight our recent partnership with Mis’ Rubin’s Seasonings based in Birmingham as their organization has continued to grow and flourish. Mis’ Rubin’s is home to some of the best hand-crafted rubs, seasonings, and marinades you...

Custom Packaging Can Be Your Marketer

Custom Packaging Can Be Your Marketer

Let Your Packaging Do Your Marketing   Thoughtfully designed and printed (inside and out) packaging can be your new marketer. From direct print (flexography), to litho-labels, and everything in between, the design options are endless, customizations and branding...

Corrugated Recycling Matters

Corrugated Recycling Matters

  In recognition & celebration of Earth Day, April 22, we wanted to highlight the importance and impact recycling your old corrugated containers (OCC) can truly have in maintaining the circular economy, helping to eliminate waste and pollution.  Corrugated is...

Continued Market Demands Affect Corrugated Material Prices

Continued Market Demands Affect Corrugated Material Prices

Similar to last Spring and Fall, corrugated material prices, in particular, containerboard, are on the rise. Containerboard, used to manufacture corrugated, is experiencing price hikes, again, due to both an increase in consumer demand and continued supply chain...

Success Story: Personalized Bottle Water

Success Story: Personalized Bottle Water

  From small, locally owned businesses to large corporations, and everything in between, Rusken’s customer base is a melting pot of them all. Each customer relationship of tremendous value, there is something about the small, locally owned businesses that makes...

Corrugated  Delivers Your Ag Products

Corrugated Delivers Your Ag Products

From small local flower shops to large scale meat production corporations, corrugated is an integral part of the agriculture industry & we could not be prouder to serve this community. On this National Ag Day, we celebrate and recognize your dedication! We...

Rusken University: The Inaugural Class

Rusken University: The Inaugural Class

Hosted by Rusken Packaging Inc., Rusken University brought together Rusken employees and partners to unbox their corrugated potential in a 3-day continuing education course covering Corrugated 101, Design Basics, Equipment and Capabilities, and Positional Selling. Our...

Corrugated Career Development Opportunities

Corrugated Career Development Opportunities

At Rusken our unique family atmosphere is accompanied with a deep drive for success, creating an encouraging and engaging culture. We are committed to investing in our employees who share our core values and have a desire to grow. And we couldn’t be more proud to be...

Ship Your Food Products Confidently with Corrugated Containers

Ship Your Food Products Confidently with Corrugated Containers

One of the most hygienic materials for distributing food products, corrugated containers allow for confident, safe delivery to your customer. Corrugated Container Benefits Clean, single use, reduces the transfer of bacteria Unlike other packaging materials, corrugated...

Success Story: Edmondson Farms

Success Story: Edmondson Farms

Although the harvest season for sweet potatoes starts in the late summer running into fall, the business the savory vegetable drums up is year-round. At Rusken, we take tremendous pride in supporting the agriculture industry, providing food safe, customized,...

Corrugated Packaging Design

Corrugated Packaging Design

Endless opportunities to let your product shine In the box business for almost 50 years, we certainly understand, and appreciate, that designing just the right packaging can be overwhelming, to say the least. From selecting the right box style, material, and structure...

Amazon Packaging Requirements

Amazon Packaging Requirements

New to selling your product(s) through Amazon? We are here to help! With more and more organizations shifting to an eCommerce sales model at a rapid pace, Amazon remains a powerhouse in the industry with  40% of US ecommerce sales in 2021. But before jumping in with...

Success Story: Black Family Farms

Success Story: Black Family Farms

As we enter the month of February, our strawberry farm customers are preparing their box orders for this year’s harvest. Though the strawberry season goes by in the blink of an eye, planting in late April and harvesting mid-to-late May into early June, the many...

Corrugated Basics: Understanding Die Cut Boxes & Tooling

Corrugated Basics: Understanding Die Cut Boxes & Tooling

What is a Die Cut Box? If you have ordered corrugated packaging before, you have likely heard a packaging professional talk about a die cut box. The corrugated term does not exactly give anything away, so what is a die cut box? Capable of fitting virtually any shape,...

Prepare for New Year Packaging Projects with Corrugated Basics

Prepare for New Year Packaging Projects with Corrugated Basics

As preparation and planning for packaging projects in the New Year begin, we wanted to arm you and your team with information to help navigate what can sometimes be an overwhelming process. When factoring in the numerous box styles, board strengths, flute profiles and...

Rusken1 Internal Audit Launched

Rusken1 Internal Audit Launched

Standardization & Continuous Improvement In support of our Quality Policy, we are excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive internal audit program at each of our manufacturing facilities, Rusken1. Centered around our dedication to continuous improvement,...

Deck the Halls with Recycled Packaging

Deck the Halls with Recycled Packaging

Don’t think that you have to leave the comfort of your own home to recycle your corrugated boxes this Holiday Season. As Online Shopping continues to grow the mound of discarded shipping boxes, it is simultaneously feeding the potential for a Winter Wonderland!...

Make a Splash with Custom, Food Safe Corrugated Packaging

Make a Splash with Custom, Food Safe Corrugated Packaging

As one of the most hygienic materials, along with its unique sustainability properties, corrugated is an ideal choice for packaging your food products - everything from poultry and meats to fresh produce and sweet potatoes. And whether your need is for custom holiday,...

Prioritize Sustainability, Select Corrugated Packaging

Prioritize Sustainability, Select Corrugated Packaging

Not a surprise, e-commerce sales continue to rise, and the customer experience (and possibly even more importantly, the first impression) is more relevant than ever. This is where your package design, including material selection, can have a big impact. By choosing...

Subscription Box 101 Tips

Subscription Box 101 Tips

  From easy to fix meals, to healthcare, trendy seasonal fashions, and even goodies for your pets, you can find a Monthly Subscription Box for it! Subscription Boxes are a large part of the eCommerce trend that continues to dominate the market. Having already...

Celebrating our Manufacturing Roots

Celebrating our Manufacturing Roots

October Festivities & Fun Join us in celebrating all manufacturers and their employees this October. As we have said in the past, we are a proud member of this community & truly appreciate the impactful work they do every single day! Kicked off with National...

Enhance Customer Experiences with Connected Packaging

Enhance Customer Experiences with Connected Packaging

With E-Commerce sales on the rise, the customer experience is more important than ever. Connected Packaging can help improve the customer experience, resulting in an enormous impact on your brand. And what better way to connect, than at the initial unboxing of your...

Make the Most of First Impressions with Custom Holiday Packaging

Make the Most of First Impressions with Custom Holiday Packaging

Don’t let Santa be the only one preparing! This holiday season it is important to remember that our post-pandemic world has pushed consumers even further into a new age of online ordering and environmental enlightenment. Many organizations have been forced to...

Something Sweet is in the Air

Something Sweet is in the Air

Sweet Potato Harvest in Full Swing, Shipments Prepared For over 40 years we have been partnering with the agriculture industry throughout the Southeast US to provide corrugated packaging. Farming is a true labor of love, which is why we are proud to be entrusted with...

Jackson, TN Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Jackson, TN Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

We are excited to announce that our Jackson, TN facility is now ISO 9001:2015 certified. Congratulations to the Jackson team for their tremendous efforts. They have remained committed throughout the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a laser focus on quality...

Corrugated Supports Food Safety

Corrugated Supports Food Safety

Single-use Containers Reduce Contamination In recognition of National Food Safety Education Month and National Fruit & Veggies Month, this week’s article highlights what makes corrugated a preferred shipping material when it comes to food products. Why is...

Custom Corrugated Inserts Provide Protective Packaging

Custom Corrugated Inserts Provide Protective Packaging

Sustainably Secure Your Products for Shipment The world of custom corrugated boxes provides endless solutions to safely secure your products, from a standard Regular Slotted Container (RSC) to a complex design, specific to your product dimensions. However, there are...

Corrugated Basics: Mullen Test VS. ECT

Corrugated Basics: Mullen Test VS. ECT

Making the Grade Understanding the difference between the two types of board grades helps when selecting the right packaging to ship your product safely and with confidence. Information regarding a packaging board grade is typically found on the Box Maker’s...

Corrugated Basics Comparison: RSC vs. Roll End Die Cut Tray

Corrugated Basics Comparison: RSC vs. Roll End Die Cut Tray

The world of corrugated packaging provides countless different styles, board grade and flute combinations, and customization opportunities to provide optimal solutions. It can be challenging at times to determine what corrugated box fits your project’s needs to...

E-Commerce Packaging Trends

E-Commerce Packaging Trends

Make an impactful first impression with purposeful packaging. Consumers are increasingly more conscious of the packaging they receive, driving some of the most recent trends, including simple design, eco-friendly and easily touting your brand narrative. Design Simple,...

Pallet Shortages Experienced Throughout Supply Chains

Pallet Shortages Experienced Throughout Supply Chains

After nearly 15 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains have experienced a wide array of hurdles to overcome. From medical materials to food products, consumer goods, labor, and more, it has been challenging for manufacturers to maintain supply...

Choosing the Right Box Style

Choosing the Right Box Style

The world of custom corrugated packaging offers endless options to fit your products securely and ship with confidence. When factoring in the numerous box styles, board strengths, and flute profiles available, it can be overwhelming to determine what solution is...

A Custom Box is Moments Away

A Custom Box is Moments Away

The Rusken Custom Design Tool is accessible on Rusken.com Our online design tool provides the ability to easily create a high-quality 3D rendering with custom specs, graphics, and corrugated packaging styles, providing a clear design visual in only minutes. Design...

Navigating Price Changes in the Corrugated Industry

Navigating Price Changes in the Corrugated Industry

Within the last year the corrugated industry has experienced tremendous growth, and with that, challenges, largely contributed to navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, along with the explosion of eCommerce retail. As a result, price increases have been experienced across...

We are Here to Deliver

We are Here to Deliver

With an in-house network of 500+ trailers and 60 tractors throughout our southeast footprint, our team has the capability to plan, route and deliver packaging solutions when and where you need it. We will work with you to create a custom delivery schedule to save...

Customer Collaboration Success Story: Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Customer Collaboration Success Story: Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Custom packaging to ensure safe delivery, branded message. The Rusken Team is thrilled to highlight our partnership with Pihakis Restaurant Group (“PRG”) based in Birmingham, AL as their organization has continued to expand and flourish. PRG is home to some of the...

3 Options for Printing on Corrugated Boxes

3 Options for Printing on Corrugated Boxes

The world of corrugated packaging provides endless opportunities for customization and branding. However, with so many options for printing, board grades, box styles, and designs, it can be challenging to find the right option for you. To assist with your...

Benefits of Corrugated Packaging

Benefits of Corrugated Packaging

While packaging products come in all types of materials, shapes and sizes, we believe corrugated offers the most benefits regarding cost-savings, product safety, efficiency and sustainability. Here are just a few of the many benefits that corrugated packaging has to...

Corrugated Manufacturing Keeps Supply Chain Moving

Corrugated Manufacturing Keeps Supply Chain Moving

Thank you! Following the mark of one year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to thank all corrugated manufacturing and transportation employees, inside and out of our facilities! This past year has presented numerous challenges for all,...

The Importance of Right-Sized Packaging

The Importance of Right-Sized Packaging

The world of corrugated packaging comes in all shapes and sizes. Importantly, there is growing focus on optimally sized packaging solutions, while still providing protection and support for delivery. Finding a right-sized packaging solution for your product or...

Ecommerce Packaging 2021 Outlook

Ecommerce Packaging 2021 Outlook

Consumers take note when it comes to sustainability. While we saw an exponential rise in eCommerce sales in 2020, enhanced by the Covid-19 pandemic, this trend does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon in the new year. According to a recent report from Ranpak and...

Finishing and Gluing Needs? We have you covered.

Finishing and Gluing Needs? We have you covered.

At Rusken, we understand that not all packaging is created equal. While some projects are simple and straight forward, many can require multiple services, including design, gluing, printing, and assembly. For those in need of ready-to-use packaging, our finishing...

Limited Packaging Warehouse Space? We Have a Solution.

Limited Packaging Warehouse Space? We Have a Solution.

While Rusken specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom corrugated packaging, we have made significant investments in JIT warehousing, assembly, delivery, and additional floor space to better service our customers’ needs.  With dedicated team members,...

Corrugated Packaging: Reliable, Recyclable, Responsible

Corrugated Packaging: Reliable, Recyclable, Responsible

The corrugated packaging industry has made a serious commitment to sustainability. According to The American Forest & Paper Association, “the recycling rate for old corrugated containers (OCC) in 2019 was 92.0 percent.” While the Green Initiative in our industry...

“Superior” Food Safety Audit Score for Harrisburg, AR Facility

“Superior” Food Safety Audit Score for Harrisburg, AR Facility

The Rusken team is pleased to announce that our Harrisburg, AR facility has received a “Superior” 95% rating for the 2020 cGMP Food Safety Audit. The cGMP, or current Good Manufacturing Practices, is a system to ensure products are consistently produced and controlled...

From Design to Delivery, a Customer Collaboration Success Story

From Design to Delivery, a Customer Collaboration Success Story

A true partnership to create a custom package design showcasing the R.E. Garrison brand! We are thrilled to highlight our recent collaboration with R.E. Garrison Trucking Inc. (“R.E. Garrison”), located in Vinemont, AL, to create a visually stunning custom package...

The Importance of the Unboxing Experience

The Importance of the Unboxing Experience

The new way of connecting! While eCommerce sales were already expected to rapidly increase over 35% by the year 2023 at the start of this year, there’s no question that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this market shift. More and more organizations are pivoting...

Start Designing with the Rusken Custom Design Tool

Start Designing with the Rusken Custom Design Tool

Test drive the power of custom packaging with our online design tool We are thrilled to unveil the Rusken Custom Design Tool now accessible on Rusken.com. The new online design tool allows anyone (designer or not) the ability to quickly and simply mockup a...

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